2 week old duck with neck ring already?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dporttransplant, May 3, 2016.

  1. dporttransplant

    dporttransplant New Egg

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    Hi! My pair of runners is 2 weeks old and one of them appears to already have a ring around its neck. Nothing about sexing ducks has mentioned an early ring around the neck for a drake. Could this just be a fluke or do I have an early bloomer?

    Also, I know it kind of just looks like a spot here, ha! Baby won't sit still. But it sort of looks like a chevron they points down and goes around the front of the neck. Thoughts?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Some ducks, both hen and drake, will show a 'feather pattern' neck ring. It is not necessarily a sign of gender.
     
  3. dporttransplant

    dporttransplant New Egg

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    That's so interesting! Thank you!
     

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