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Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby foxy » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:32 am

Something to ooh and aahh over on a Sunday morning, lavender and white Muscovy ducklings... :D

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Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby Marigold » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:50 am

Oooh! Ahhh!
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Re: Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby Chuck » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:12 pm

And it's Oooh Aaah form me too.
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Re: Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby Margaid » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:41 pm

As it isn't Sunday morning any longer - Aaaah Ooooh. (mutters to self Must stick to chickens, MUST stick to chickens - you ain't walking yet, don't try to run. STICK TO CHICKENS)
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Re: Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby Sue » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:26 am

Posting photos like this isn't helping me try to talk myself out of getting ducks Foxy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby Chuck » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:30 am

So you got your Lavenders ! Did you hatch them yourself ? I've only recently realised how much I like the Whites.

Someone was asking recently how to sex youngsters - today I loked at my batch of six. Two are definately males as they are bigger and longer. Two are definately female as they have very feminine heads but most noteably the wing feathers are longer, almost fully developed. The two definate males have no wing feathers to speak of yet. The other two, though smaller have little or no wing feathers so it will be interesting to see what sex they turn out to be. It would be good if wing feather growth could be a useful sign for sexing.
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Re: Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby foxy » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:58 am

I didn't hatch these ones myself, but luckily Helen from Kensymth Alpacas needed to find a home a home for these lavender ducklings and I just happened to be around! :D I have six, 4 fours and 2 girls but I vent sexed them quite young. The ones you think have feminine heads will probably be girls, and the females do tend to feather up more quickly in wing feathering but that isn't always the case. Drakes have a much longer, angular head and a longer body, The physical differences appear at around 5 weeks old. Will take some more photos as this bunch are now 5 weeks old.
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Re: Muscovy Ducklings...

Postby corbu » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:00 am

Very lovely ducklings!
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