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Duck wing tips crossed on their back

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tdgill, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Am I having one of those "what can I worry about now?" days??? lol. Just seems odd that I noticed yesterday all my 3.5 month old duckies longest wing feathers are folding on top of their backs. Reminds you of a swallow's tail....

    looking for my camera...darn! But I'm certain someone has seen this before.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011

  2. duck15

    duck15 Chirping

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    Thats normal isnt it?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:I believe it is.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    With some breeds it is normal- with others it is a fault in show quality birds- ( the wings should almost touch but not cross. ) Its not an indication that there is wrong with your duck as such, but at that age they arent quite fully grown anyway- with some filling out the wings may not cross quite so much.
     
  5. thanks guys! I was hoping it was an age related thingy.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Normal and not a health hazard.[​IMG]
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    As long as the wing tips aren't pointing outward, the ducks are OK.
     

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