feather legged duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickengoose14, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. chickengoose14

    chickengoose14 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a rouen duckling with some baby feathers growing on its legs will they go away or turn in to adult feathers when it grows up.
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  2. DaisyMeadow

    DaisyMeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your post made me go and check mine (I have a dozen week old Rouens). Not a feather leg to be found. How old is yours?
     
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  3. Freakmonger

    Freakmonger Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a couple with feather legs when I got my rouens 12 days ago and now they have some stumpy legs without feathers.
     
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  4. chickengoose14

    chickengoose14 Out Of The Brooder

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    i think there about 3 days old not for shure becuse i got them at the feed store
     
  5. DaisyMeadow

    DaisyMeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. So I just checked them again at bath time. And while I was toweling them off one by one, I note that three of my 12 Rouen ducklings that are all out of one pair of ducks have feathering on the legs. One has about 5 cream-colored feathers starting on the right ankle, but only about 3 feathers on the left. The other two only have one or two cream-colored feathers on each ankle. But you gotta look pretty hard to find any of them, and if their feet weren't black, I doubt anyone would notice them. Strange.
     

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