Does this white stripe mean anything?

OldDominion309

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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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Julie Birb

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

blayt90

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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.
 

OldDominion309

In the Brooder
Mar 26, 2018
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Chesapeake, VA
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.
I was thinking along these lines as well. Hoping someone had seen it before.
 

OldDominion309

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Chesapeake, VA
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..
That’s kind of what I figured...thanks everyone for the input. Here’s a new pic for your viewing pleasure.
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