THE COLOR PATTERN OF ALABIO DUCK (Anas platyrhynchos Borneo) IN SOUTH KALIMANTAN
R.R. Noor, R.R.
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The study was carried to identify the phenotypic variation of Alabio duck (Anas platyrhynchos Borneo) being kept by smallholder. This research was conducted in Hulu Sungai Selatan (HSS), Hulu Sungai Tengah (HST) and Hulu Sungai Utara (HSU), South Kalimantan from May until November 2009. Six hundreds (75 males and 525 females) duck characterized in this study was age ranged from 5-5.5 months old. The observed parameters were plumage color, color feature, plumage shine, the color of bill, feet and shank. The results showed that the ducks from three locations (HSS, HST and HSU) performed different plumage color and color feature. The dominant plumage color of the Alabio male duck was grayish white on the neck (44-56%), grayish black on the back (40-60%) brownish grey on the chest (52-80%), while the wing was more dominated by blue-green (56%) and black (80%) in the tail. Whereas the female ducks was dominated (70-100%) brown spotted color, the rest blackish gray at tail, such as back, neck and chest. Twinkle Alabio duck plumage on males and females have the highest percentage was the glint of silver (100%) and of shiny blue-green for males (85-100%). The percentageof phenotypic color of bill, feet and shank of male and female ducks were lite yellow (40-60%), bright orange (12-44%), pale yellow (8-28%) and black (4-12%).