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Polish and Royal Mute Swans

June 21st, 2020 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in Mute Swans - Royal vs Polish
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

( Just Color Variants)

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

The MUTE SWANS may be divided by Color Variation.
The Black-Legged Swans are ROYALS and come from Great Britain.
The Beige-Legged Swans are called POLISH Swans and they are from Eurasia.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Depending on the Parents Genetics.. you can have BOTH in the same Brood.

From Late April through June, Mute Swan Cygnets are Hatching all over the Place.. and I get Questions about the Different Colors of the Cygnets.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

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Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

This Topic Page will Basically be Images – Examples..
To Read more about the Royal and/or Polish.. there are Topic Pages about them.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Polish Mute Swans have Beige/Light Brown Legs and Feet,
their Beaks are more Orange then Red.

Polish Mute Cygnets are Light Cream to White with Pink/Beige Feet.
Polish Mute Cygnets/Swans will have the Pale Foot Color for life.
The Polish Males Feet are more Brown then Black.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

The Cygnets below are from a Mixed Mute Pair.. Above is their Polish Dam.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Below is the Cygnets’ Royal Sire.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Royal Mute Swans have very Black Feet and almost Red Beaks.

Royal Mute Cygnets are a Smoky Blue-Gray-Brown Color
their Beaks are Black and their Legs and Feet are VERY Dark to Black..

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

These 5 Cygnets are 5 Days Old. We Stopped to Help Pinion them.. Success.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

MUTE Swans Mixed Cygnets Following their DAM – Very Cute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coTkuD91h9Q

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

When Polish Cygnets are Raised Out on the Water with their Parents they are the most Vulnerable to Predation.. They are EASY to See.
– The Preying of One Animal on others.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

A Red-tailed Hawk was Observed Carrying One Polish Cygnet Away.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Within a Few Days the Other Polish Cygnet was Gone.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Hawks and Owls are Feeding their Young at the Same Time of Year…
that Mute Swan Cygnets Hatch..
Swans are almost Helpless to Protect their Tiny Cygnets.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Two Days after this Visit we got a Call asking us to Come and
Remove the Two Remaining Royal Cygnets…. to Save them..
They were 18 Days Old.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

There seem to be a Fair Number of Polish Swans in Central PA..

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

The Cygnets below were Unrelated Rescues.. One Female – One Male.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

They were able to Grow Together.. We Planned for them to be a Pair.
Sadly, the Polish Female developed a Heart Infection.. and Died.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

These are Other Unrelated Polish and Royal Mute Swan Cygnets..

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

I Personally like to have One of Each.. It is So Difficult to Tell many Swans
apart.. Their Knobs change Size during the Years..
Many Times Owners are not sure Which Swan is the Male or their Female.
Especially, when they are Alone.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swans

Having One Polish and One Royal.. makes this Easier.. You can SEE the Color of their Legs… just above the Water..

Then there are Same Sex Pairings.. These Swans REALLY Look Alike..

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

When we would Stop to Visit the Young Royal Male NestMates above…
I could not tell them Apart.
Their Family could not Either.. Just Calling them “The Boys.”

Driving Home after a Visit.. I kept thinking… they are Like Identical Twins.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

I Started to Refer to them as “Castor” and “Pollux.” The Gemini Twins.

When there are Royal and Polish Male NestMates from the Same Brood..
it is Nice to keep them Together.
For People who want a Same Sex Male Pair.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

When I Pinioned these Rescued Cygnets..
I Sent their Removed Wing Tips for the DNA-Sex Determination.
Each Cygnet was Color Banded to Identify them..
Leg Bands were Changed as they Grew.
Make SURE Leg Bands do NOT get TIGHT !

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Around 12 Weeks (80 – 86 Days) we can Send Feathers for the DNA-Sex Determination.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

DNA Results are Back.. We can Start to Arrange for their Forever Homes.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

During the First Winter the Royal Cygnet will become more and more White.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

These Young Males were doing Well Together.. They Could have Lived together for Many Years.. Sadly, Fishing Injuries Ended this Pairing.

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Having Two Female… Do NOT Need to be NestMates.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Both the Royal and Polish Juvenile Females are White by 14-16 Months Old.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

The Females below.. I can Tell them Apart by their Pinioned Wings.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

The Main Concern when you have Two Females a Companions..
They can not Protect themselves during Nesting. They are VULNERABLE.
You Need to Think of Ways to Improve their Safety from Predators..

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

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HUM-M-m-m… The More Time I got to Spend with Swans..
I did Notice there are not Just Two Color Variants.. but a Third.. a Blend.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

There is a Royal – a Polish – and a Cappuccino Colored Cygnet.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

From Reading – No Special Designation is Made for the Cappuccino Cygnets.
They are Classified as Royal – Their Plumage will be Similar to the Royals.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

Our Little “Summer” has a DARK Beak and Pale Grey Legs..

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

“Meadow’s” Legs and Feet Stayed Light Grey.. Did Not Becoming Dark..

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

I think ALL Swans are Wonderful.. – Including Hormonal Cobs.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

They all have Different Personalities and Bring Much Joy to those who
Love and Care for them.

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These are Swan and Cygnet Images Snapped over the Many Years we have been Enjoying Swans.
Collected by Linda M. Sweger & Robert B. Job June 2020
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Below are More Photo Images of Royal and Polish Cygnets. They were Fun.

Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets
Royal vs Polish Mute Swan Cygnets

They have All Become Graceful Swans.

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