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Why did my Rouen Drakes Feathers TURN so Dark?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1234duck, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think he looks great but is this normal to change so much in a month? The drake on the Right...[​IMG][​IMG] Thanks, ~Julie~
     
  2. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is normal. They have two plumages during the year and breeding plumage is bright and dark. They molt rather quickly and at about 12 weeks molt into that pretty adult feathers. In the spring, he'll molt back to plain.
     

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