when do muscovy ducks have their first molt?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aleciasayshii, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Songster

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    mine is a little over three months and i keep finding his belly feathers all over the house. He is a barred muscovy so I am kind of excited, I'm not sure what he will turn out like [​IMG]




    ps. his voice is also starting to change, getting all whispery. he is loosing the sweet little chirp he used to have!
     
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  2. MDC

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    I think their first molt is around 10 or 12 weeks. Your duckling will probably lose most of the barring except for on it's belly & back but that might not happen completely until their first adult molt, I forget, really.
     
  3. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Songster

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    hes 13 weeks actually, and just started loosing his feathers. i keep finding them haha.
    when is his adult one?
     
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  4. MDC

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    Actually I think that they will lose the barring with their juvenile molt. Adult molt is during the first fall.
     
  5. aleciasayshii

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    Darn, so it's a ways a way? Will he change any from this molt to the next?
     

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