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When do Male Mallards drop their feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by juniverse, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. juniverse

    juniverse Out Of The Brooder

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    My cute boy is only 8 months old...
    BUT he was cured of angel wing and his feathers are all jacked up from the bandages.


    When can I expect him to get his new feathers in? :)

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    After the breeding season he will molt into his eclipse plumage (he'll be colored like a hen) which will gradually be replaced by nuptial plumage early autumn.
     

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