Wild coloured Muskovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nes, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have pictures?

    My chicks are... I want to say around 6 weeks now? They are starting to molt into their adult feathers, and surprisingly they all seem to be wild-coloured! (I thought they were going to be white)
    Both my yellow/brown and my all brown have some lovely blue/green iridescent feathers!

    I'd like to see some pictures to compare [​IMG]

    TX!
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    This is from Spectrum Ranch. [​IMG]

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    This is a pair I used to own:

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  3. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres mine. She's still pretty young. I cant tell if shes just close looking ,or if she is a true wild colored bird.
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    Just type in black muscovy duck. Thats the wild color.

    Also RFF ,those aint wild colored,but their close [​IMG]
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yeah...that's what I was told when I purchased hatching eggs--and paid $60.00 for 6 of them. [​IMG] Hatched them out--saved a pair and then got rid of them because they weren't what I wanted or paid for. [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    One of my drakes, he's close to 8 years old and still going strong.
    [​IMG] sorry it's small don't know why.

    one of my girls
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  6. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah...that's what I was told when I purchased hatching eggs--and paid $60.00 for 6 of them. [​IMG] Hatched them out--saved a pair and then got rid of them because they weren't what I wanted or paid for. [​IMG]

    Oi !! That sucks.
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the wild colored muscovies. I've heard that the less white on them the better. But, I've also wondered if you can show them with black or mostly black faces? I thought I heard somewhere that the show standard is all red and very crinkly faces. The wild ones don't have as elaborate faces as the domestic ones.

    Tommy was close to a wild-type muscovy. I want a duck like him when I get my own ducks.
     
  8. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wild muscovies are black with white coverts, smaller, and few caruncles. Ducklings look a lot like mallards. None ofv those with white are wild muscovies.

    Clint
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a photo of Tommy during the last few months of his life. He was feral, but obviously not a pure wild-type color because of the red on the face and white feathers. Still, everyone loved him. He actually got whiter over the years, especially on his last molt.

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  10. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Lydia - do you have any younger photos?

    It does look like my guys may develop some lighter feathers, so maybe they will be pied [​IMG].

    It is really hard to tell because they are so little & so are their tiny feathers. Definitely going through an ugly period!! [​IMG]
     

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