Why our mallard male has not started his molt??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farm316, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a mallard male named "Splash" he is currently 12-20 weeks old and he hasn't been through his molt and I have seen no green on his head… (Probably 12 weeks old) He also does not have his sex feathers!! I nam not sure what is going on…. He is a true florida mallard from a buyer around where we live…

    Any Advice

    P.S We have 4 month old rouens that are already during (In the process) of there molt, but he is slower….[​IMG]

    farm316
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Not sure, but I can tell you that little Elfie was weeks behind the other runners till she was about six months old, then she caught up.
     
  3. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahhh... He is showing no sign at all... He is 12 weeks old... And he also is not growing much anymore
     
  4. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several rescues that are still hanging around, they are 12-16 weeks. Some are very obviously male and some are just now changing a little. I think the curl in the tail is the last to show up. Growth has stopped. Maybe your he is a she?
     
  5. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, Its a he, clear yellow bill, no quack, and very quiet...
     
  6. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has a fanned feathers in his behind while our females have the cone shape
     
  7. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fanned feathers that point straight out (Fan thats flat on a table)
     

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