Duck's and tail curl

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by critterluv, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. critterluv

    critterluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do most of the drake's have the curl on the tail,or is it just certain breed's?
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure all breeds have the curly drake feather, but I'm not sure about Muscovies. What kind of ducks do you have?
     
  3. critterluv

    critterluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 rouen drakes,1 pekin,and 3 muscovies.They are all about the same age,and the rouen's are the only one's with the tail curl.
     
  4. crazy cat lady

    crazy cat lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male cayuga and male pekin have the curly tail also.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Muskovies don't but all the other domestic ducks do.
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    All above is correct, but I would add that you will be able to tell the scovy drakes because of their frankenfeet before you ever hear their voices. The drakes are also up to 2 x the size of the ducks. You will see the diff at about 2 to 3 weeks.

    Like a lolloping puppy, the drakes' feet are too big for them and they almost stumble over their feet.
     

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