Crest "Hair-cut"?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickschool, May 10, 2011.

  1. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is the first time I've ever had ducks. I ordered one runner and one white crested. They are both totally cute, cuddly and completely hilarious. However...Ping, my white crested, has a bit of a "hair" problem. The crest is totally loop-sided and even tends to tilt his/her head to the side. Can I or even should I trim it so it's more even?

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  2. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is totally adorable, and by the looks of things your chocolate runner is stalking her [​IMG]
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh dear. It looks like a bad toupee. Ping looks like she's ready for her own lounge show in Las Vegas. (She's adorable)

    I wouldn't trim it. It's feathers; it can't weigh all that much.
     
  4. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a she? The runner was marked as a female but the crested came as either or. And it's funny you should say that about the runner. They are completely inseparable but it has always been the crested that would freak out if she couldn't see the runner and will always place herself in between "danger" and her.
     
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  5. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assumed it was a she....
    i don't know for sure but if it's a he, he's very pretty. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't change a thing. Too cute!
     
  7. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute...I wish I had some ducks. DH laid down the law NO MORE BIRDS [​IMG]
     
  8. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my chickens but I am have been so surprised how much of a duck fan I am becoming. Their personalities will keep you laughing. What would your DH do if a couple just "happened" to arrive in the mail by "accident"? [​IMG]
     
  9. julie75

    julie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too, too cute! I do have to trim my Crested Ducks feathers back just a little. If not he would not be able to see at all.

    benjoycei, which Wilmington do you live in?

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    never mind benjoycei, I looked at your profile and you are about 15 minutes from me.
     
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  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not seeing any drake feathers in the photo. Does the duck quack loudly or whisper, like a quack with laryngitis?
     

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