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Cross bill duckling?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bribre, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had a cross beak duckling before? He was born October 20 and had no signs of a cross beak but just in the last week it's been growing more and more crossed. I've never seen this in the 5 years I've had my ducks. I've been googling and searching on here for any similar story's but haven't found anything.
     
  2. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and this is Trigger. [​IMG]

    sorry about the pics... don't know why they went sideways and upside down...


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  3. Welshquacks

    Welshquacks New Egg

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    I just hatched my first ducklings, Welsh Harlequins, and out of the 6, one female was born with a crossed bill. She is now 3 days old and eating and drinking fine with her brothers and sisters. According to Storey's Guide, crossed bills happen when the bill is injured during the hatch and isn't a hereditary or genetic problem. How is your little one doing?
     
  4. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just seen your post now. Trigger is doing great! I haven't hatched any of her eggs tho for fear I'd end up with a bunch of cross billed ducklings. Lol but it's good to know it might not be hereditary!


    Here she is last spring.
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    And here she is this winter. (Injoying some swim time on a warmer winter day)
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    How's your cross billed duckling doing?

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