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When will my ducks get their full color?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckNoobie, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. DuckNoobie

    DuckNoobie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,
    I have 2 young Appleyards that I hatched myself, they are 3.5 months old and still pure white color (see my profile pic). This is weird to me because when I bought their parents last year, they were 4 months old and had their full color. I just don't see the babies getting their full color in the next 2 weeks? Could they be albinos? They do have blue eyes instead of brown like their parents.
    Thank you,
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hmmm, I don't know about Appleyards - will be interested in seeing what an expert may say . . . are they otherwise healthy?
     
  3. DuckNoobie

    DuckNoobie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, they are very healthy and happy![​IMG]
     
  4. DuckNoobie

    DuckNoobie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else know the answer?
     
  5. chris0117

    chris0117 Just Hatched

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    How old are they
     
  6. DuckNoobie

    DuckNoobie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to be 4 months in a week and a half
     
  7. mamaof2wi

    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure that is an AY...here are mine at 8 weeks. 2 front ones. I have never seen pure white appleyards.

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    Last edited: Jul 28, 2016
  8. chris0117

    chris0117 Just Hatched

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    They mature very fast by 5 months or 6 they should have all their down and then they just malt. Still easy prey for a hawk though
     

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