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DUCK WITH MOLDY BEAK???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shorty086913, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Shorty086913

    Shorty086913 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm still new to the duck world but I noticed my Indian runner looks like he has mold in his beak. It won't wipe or wash off. Any ideas what this is?? Are the pictures clear enough to see what I'm talking about or should I get different pics??
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    Here are better pics of my other Indian runner u can see it better!!
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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    It is not mold..That is normal bill colouring.
    Nothing to worry about.
    Enjoy the Ducks
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal coloring, not to worry
     
  4. Shorty086913

    Shorty086913 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok that's good to know. Crazy how it looks like mold spots!! Lol. Thanks.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many ducks will have these "freckles".
     
  6. BarrerasDucks

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    Most all ducks get them after maturity age. Light colored beaks are more noticeable.
     
  7. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Folks are right, it's just the bill getting freckles. Here's a photo of one of my ducks with the same thing.
     

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