Duck with black spots on bill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maus, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I adopted a duck today and she has black spots on her bill. She seems happy and alert, otherwise. The spots dont wash off, so it isnt just dirt. Anyone know what it could be? I will try to post a pic
     
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could just be the coloring of her bill.
     
  3. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ya know, I thought that...but I have never seen a Pekin duck with black spots on the bill before. Is that possible?
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes. Sometimes, too, they will get little bruises that look like blood blisters. But they go away too. But, as noted, not all bills are solid colored.
     
  5. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about green on the bill ?? I've searched and searched online looking for something. I see pics of other ducks with green blotchy looking bills, but nothing saying it's a disease or fungal infection.

    One of my runners has the green. At first I thought it was algae, till I tried to clean it off. It doesn't scrape off with your fingernail either and the duck was quite put out that I tried to look on the inside...lol.

    Other than that appears healthy and normal.

    Sorry for hi-jacking the thread... :|

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, in yellow billed duck breeds, there can be a tinge of green to them called "mossy". It's a mark down for showing. So I think within a breed, you can certainly have variation even within a purebreed.
     
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    my runners all have some black green spotting on their bills...I think she is fine...... [​IMG] have fun with your dopted duckie [​IMG]
     
  8. Muffie

    Muffie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my ducks peak is almost black. She also has swollen bottom[​IMG]
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    I massaged her bottom very soft good poos eating well one as active as the others. Do they go broody like chickens thanks
     
  9. kbray

    kbray Out Of The Brooder

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    OK I'm going to jump in here today I noticed Daisy keeping hey eye closed and decided to check it out upon further inspection I found black dots/a little line around her eye nothing else I then noticed black spots on her bill and feet I tried wiping them away but its like they are freckles :-/ I also noticed some soft spots on her bill but can't remember if it was near any spots I did clean her eye and sprayed it with vetercyn pink eye spray and applyed the eye gel I figured it wouldn't hurt also her bill is very yellow she acts normal accept for her eye she is a year and five months old any suggestions? In the mean time I'm going to sit and observe and check the other ducks tomorrow I've been looking for answeres for 3 hours so please excuse any misteaks and unadded information please reply with any questions you have to help figure out what's going on I'll add extra information that may be important after my morning investigation thanks in advance
     
  10. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 New Egg

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    MY FEMALE PEKIN HAS A LOT OF BLACK ON HER BILL. STARTED WITH FRECKLES (THIS PIC IS FROM LAST YEAR) AND NOW ONLY THE TIP IS ORANGE. I READ SOMEWHERE THAT HOROMONES CAN CAUSE THIS, BUT MY FEMALE HAS HAD A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS SINCE SHE GOT PNEUMONIA AS A YEARLING AND IS ON CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS TO KEEP HER FROM HAVING TREMORS AND MUSCLE WEEKNESS.
     

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