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Is it possible to get tail feathers already?

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My two pekin ducklings are 3 weeks old. They have this odd patch of fluff growing in. Could they both be males? I thought it was too early to tell.
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Your picture is a little blurry but I believe you circled the oil gland. All ducks have that.

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When my Cayugas started getting their tail/wing feathers they almost looked like zombie ducks.  You'll see the empty quill emerge first then  a bit later the feather proteins.  I don't have a pic with me but I took lots during that phase because the appearance was so odd.

 

The oil gland sort of looks like a bloated tick.

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