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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:56 pm 
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This is one of the male Mussies that I hatched last year. Is he any particular colour?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:44 pm 
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Pretty whatever it is!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:24 am 
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I think he looks lavender

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:07 am 
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Thanks pjh - that was my thought. If so it has been well hidden in my other birds - although I was given some 'unknowns' a couple of years ago, so presumably has been lurking in there somewhere.
If it is Lav. and I can produce some more, will some have more/stronger colour?
Does Lav in ducks work like Lav in chooks?

Pics of nice Lavender ducks anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:24 am 
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He is beautiful. He doesn't have much caruncles around his face...?
I didn't know they came in any other colours than white and black/brown....? Has he fathered any lavenders?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:55 am 
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He was only hatched last December so is still a young bloke - but definately a bloke. Will probably get him working later in the year. He is not a mammoth but already a good size.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:38 pm 
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He is lavender yes. Has he reproduced, and what have you mated him with ?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:45 pm 
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Unfortunately he woke up unexpectedly dead one day. I put all the eggs I could find in the incubator but he was running with a mixed group of ducks and another drake. Eggs due in a couple of weeks if all goes well. They looked OK at candling so it's now up to the bator :fx


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:08 pm 
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Oh what terrible luck :(

Where abouts are you Sue?

He was a lovely looking bird, and so unusual for a duck to die unexpectedly !


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Hope you get a good hatch.

Sorry about your drake :(

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:16 am 
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It was another one of a few late afternoon deaths that I had last year (mainly roosters) - no previous sign of ill health, fit and ready to go in the morning and dead under a bush in the afternoon (I can only think snake as they were still limp when I found them and there was a local snake explosion last year).
This particular drake had grown out to a big boy with a nice type (of course one of my best).

Nice to see some activity on the duck threads. I'm very much on my "L"s here. Please keep them busy

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