when will a young 'scovy get its feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spish, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    mine is 8 or 9 weeks old now...quite large (about the size of a full grown mallard) but has very few 'proper' feathers..just a few on its tail and a fewon the wings. the rest is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllll fluff!

    when i hatched mallards they seemed to have most of their feathers pretty quickly....are muscovys a bit slower in that department?
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    When I had muscovies they did develop slower than the other breeds- but were larger and had more feathers than yours by the sounds of things. Males do usually grow faster ( and ultimately bigger ) than the females- so heres hoping you have a little female- but it does sound slow even for a muscovy. It may just be a runt that will end up OK in the end.
    What does it eat?? Does it seem to be a fussy or picky eater-or will it eat anything offered to it??
    Enjoy it while you can... It will be huge and fully feathered soon enough.

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