Duck Curly Tail Feathers Gone?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CluckyJay, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

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    My "drake" runner duck--his tail curls are now gone. "He" quacks (quietly) and I didn't see a you-know-what when I vented "him". It had the curly feathers on the tail and now nothing, LOL. Its like they just disappeared overnight.

    I haven't seen it trying to get my hens either. I ended up with another dang hen, didn't I?

    When I first got it I thought it was a hen because it was quacking but it had the male tail feathers. My hands were really shaky today, so its possible I didn't press hard enough to get the you-know-what to extend. I was afraid I'd hurt it.

    Not the best picture but what do you think? I will get better shots tomorrow. i'll try and get a vent shot, if my hands cooperate.

    I have never had runner ducks before so know, NOT MUCH! lol Its feathers are so stunning though--like a hummingbird the colors in them. Does it look hatchery quality? I got it from a lady in town and she has no idea about it.

    You can see part of the curly feather on the tail.


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    thanks guys.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    He's a drake. Most likely molting and will regrow his curl. The bill color plus slight curl are what I base my opinion upon.
     
  3. PetesMom

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    His drake feather could have gotten plucked also....
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    When they molt the curl vanishes, it will regrowth with the new feathers. This will be repeated with each molt.
     
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  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

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    Thank you guys! My friend is one her way with some buddies for him now, LOL.
     
  6. CluckyJay

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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Precious!! [​IMG]
     
  8. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

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    [​IMG] Thanks. I just put them in their miniature tractor, LOL.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Well now we need a picture of that. [​IMG]
     

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