Does this white stripe mean anything?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldDominion309, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. OldDominion309

    OldDominion309 In the Brooder

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    I bought my 3 ducklings from TSC out of the "mixed breeds" bin. One of them is a white pekin and the other two are Rouens (I think, feel free to correct me). Anyways, one of the alleged Rouens has developed a white stripe around its neck. Is this an indicator of anything, like being male or female, or does it just mean that there is a white stripe on this ones neck? (This pic is a week old but the stripe has gotten more pronounced since.)
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  2. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    I don't know the answer but that duckling is awfully cute and had something to say.
     
  3. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    I believe it means it’s a Rouen.
     
  4. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    If it was older I would say it means it is a male. But with its age his adult feathers have not started developing yet. It could be just a genetic marker of some kind. It could also be a male that has its juvenile feathers turning white for the white ring a male has.
     
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  5. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    :oops: Whoops, I didn’t even get close to reading your original post correctly!! So sorry.
     
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  6. OldDominion309

    OldDominion309 In the Brooder

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    I was thinking along these lines as well. Hoping someone had seen it before.
     
  7. OldDominion309

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    Haha! I was like gee thanks.
     
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    Generally that's a strong indication that's a Drake..
    Cute little guy too...
     
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  9. Neck rings won't show white in drakes until nuptial plumage. Juvenile plumage has no neck ring. My guess is a fault in plumage OR juvenile feathering making the hood look like a neck ring before more feathering occurs. This is no indication of sex, etc..
     
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  10. OldDominion309

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    That’s kind of what I figured...thanks everyone for the input. Here’s a new pic for your viewing pleasure. 188B8C3F-16BC-42AF-BF10-FFB847E2B73A.jpeg
     
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