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Duckling featherless wing

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My 5 1/2 week old pekin/mallard doesn't have any feathers of her little baby wing! Please tell me this is normal and she's about to start growing her big girl feathers!
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That looks completely normal to me, it's just all new growth!

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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My 5 1/2 week old pekin/mallard doesn't have any feathers of her little baby wing! Please tell me this is normal and she's about to start growing her big girl feathers!

Yes, entirely normal. Maybe kind of freaky the first time you see it. I can't remember if I was worried about it. She's just feathering. Isn't it happening on both wings? It's usually both at the same time.

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