Black spots

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Opal8, Jul 13, 2019 at 9:10 AM.

  1. Opal8

    Opal8 Chirping

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    My adult female pekin duck just had black spots appear on her bill and feet. What is it caused from? Should I be concerned?
     
  2. Helloworld

    Helloworld Songster

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    I found this,

    “In most cases, black spots on a duck's billand legs are simply melanin skin pigment, which is not harmful in any way. ... Less common causes of duck bill and leg discoloration include injury, infection, dietary deficiency, and possibly, fungus.”
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I wouldn't be concerned...
     
  4. Opal8

    Opal8 Chirping

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    Thank you both!
     
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  5. katiebrock

    katiebrock Songster

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    :)
    They are just freckles
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    My 2 month old Females Runners have freckles on their bill now.
     

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