WOW...the green that is coming in!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    This is Ebony my 17 week old male. He is getting in such bright green feathers on his head and around his tail end when the sun hits him. I thought everyone might like to see how handsome he has gotten. Also does everyone still think he is a black swedish...I can't find a picture of a black swedish with the light bills and green feathers. [​IMG]
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    This picture shows the brown that is coming in on his chest feathers. They are now a brown/black mixture.
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    Both Ebony and Cocoa and our kitty. Our cat plays with the ducks around the garden. She will jump over the rock then the ducks chase her. Like a game of tag. [​IMG]
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    Can't forget to show you a self pic of Cocoa who is now 15 weeks old and quacks every morning at sun rise just like a roo. [​IMG] She has lighter feathers coming in on her chest now.
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    And a pic when they were itty bitty and I first got them
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  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my black swedish is a girl duck, but still has irridescent green and blues in her feathers... her head is just normal though, not crazy green like yours. Are your ducks related?
     
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    I don't really know for sure. [​IMG] I think they are two weeks apart in age. A friend bought them from a guy selling ducklings out of his vehicle on the side of the road. Then we got them because she couldn't keep them. So all I really know is that they came from the same person.

    Those top pics show when the sun hit his head just right how green the feathers are. Then the pic with our cat show when he is in the shade and no light glimmering on the feathers.
     
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  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Looks like a mallard crossed with somthin.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    What duck breeds have dark legs as adults? That might give us half the contributing DNA.
     
  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I thought most black ducks are suppose to have dark legs.
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Well, in khaki campbells, the hens have dark bills and dark legs, but the drakes have light yellow bills and legs.

    In fact, his head looks like a khaki with the green head, pale yellow bill with black "bean" on the end.
     
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  8. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

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    Feathersite thinks this is crested black swedish

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    This black swedish was posted here in January

    I still think it's a black swedish.
     
  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I still think you stole Cocoa's egg from under my broody. She looks EXACTLY like my Catfish. Egg stealer :tounge
     
  10. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Goat_walker~ what was your Catfish again? Can't remember [​IMG]
     

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