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call duck losing neck feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ourlittleflock, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

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    good morning - I have only had call ducks for 4 months - so everything is still new to me

    I have a 4month old magpie call duck (male I think) that is losing feathers around his neck only.. it is the normal or is something else going on...?

    they are eating flock grower by purina and get fresh water to drink and swim in everyday

    thanks for any help
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011

  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

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    Shelton Washington
    Sounds like he might be entering his molt to adult feathering.
     
  3. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

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    Quote:quick question - enough thru he is fully feathered now - those are not his adult feathers
    he is the white duck before losing any feathers
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  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    They go from fuzz to feathers to molt to adult feathers.
     
  5. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

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    thanks - just panicked when I seen his neck yesterday

    love my duckies!!!
     

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