Casey has an unusual (for my limited experience) development now that her flight feathers are growing. Both wings, but mostly the left wing have a tendency to have the last 4/5 feathers face outward when she has her wings drawn all the way up. To me it seems to be a conflict with her secondary feathers lying so flat against her body that her primaries can't get under them. Now I realize that when they are fully developed the primaries will be aiming for her tail feathers more than her shoulder blades and I think in that instance that they would still be inward of vertical so gravity would tend to help the situation. It seems kind of like Angel Wing, but all of the pictures I have seen of Angel Wing are much worse than what she is showing. I have taken some pictures showing the worst and the best apparent rotation of the wing tip. Also the rest of her primaries lie up tight against her body so it may also be a feather angle thing. I don't want to put her through any undue trauma wrapping her unnecessarily especially since her brooder mates will most likely think she is now a game and so she might have to be separated which would be awful. I also don't want to let a simple to correct problem go and have her end up with Angel Wing for life. If there is one thing I have learned about ducks, it is that they don't come with a redo button. So I look forward to any education those of you with more experience (with ducks or just having seen everything from being around the site) might provide me. Thanks.
Here you can see her left flight feathers face outward a bit. They are still fairly vertical, they just point away from her body. This is about the worst they look.
Her again you can see the last couple of feathers on the left point outward. Again they aren't anywhere near the 45 degree plus tilt that I have seen for Angel Wing, but they aren't straight either.
Here is a picture when her wings are hanging a bit and not in conflict with her secondaries. They look pretty normal and straight to me here.
All of these pictures were taken today within 30 minutes of each other so they represent the same condition for good or bad. You can see here that she holds her elbows in pretty tight to her body, so I am wondering if that is not what I am seeing. Her feathers are still pretty heavy for her, so she only has her wings fully pulled up when she is lying down or when she is swimming. She flaps them normally and they don't look twisted at all then either.
Thanks guys! (Well mostly gals), I appreciate you looking at this for me.