Early Bloomers?

Jun 7, 2017
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One of my ten-week-old Khakis seems to be going through a molt. She was the first to lose her baby fuzz and the first to quack. I was expecting this more at 16 weeks though, is there cause for concern? Anyone else have an earliest bloomer? Feel free to share! Our latest bloomer only just finished off her baby fuzz a few weeks ago.
 

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Apr 2, 2016
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I think it's normal. I read somewhere ducks molt (juvenile molt) around 8 weeks, 11 weeks, and 15 weeks. I wasn't expecting it at 10 1/2 weeks but it's ok.:)
These are my first ducks so I am still reading everything I can. :D
 

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Is the 15 week molt supposed to be their "about to hit duck puberty" molt?
Yes, as far as I remember, they are transitioning to their adult-sized feathers and the 15 wk molt should culminate in adult plumage including adult coloring and drake curls in the boys' tail feather area. After this they molt yearly?

I have been surprised at the small size of the lost feathers. The ducks look so big now and "fully" feathered. It is exciting to think they will become even more beautiful! :love
 

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