Greenish-black spots on the duck bill?

DHermis

Hatching
11 Years
Oct 14, 2008
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One of our Pekins have greenish-black spots on its bill; not sure what it is. Any thoughts on the matter and what I might use to treat. I also have five chickens-2 large and 3 bantams.
 

DuckyBoys

Songster
11 Years
Apr 2, 2008
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6
171
Colorado
Is this duck a female? If so those are probably normal color changes due to hormones. I have a call duck that gets those.
 

chickensducks&agoose

Songster
11 Years
Aug 28, 2008
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18
191
New England.. the cold part.
I would vote that it is a bit of a mutt. My swedish blues and blacks are mixes, and 2 of their siblings are yellow, whitish, and their beaks are getting more blueblackgreen every day... just a little semicircle of orange on the very front now.
 

cluckers&quackers

Songster
11 Years
Aug 29, 2008
137
1
119
Vermont
Hi, the spots are not anything to worry about. It just happens to be the color of the beak on that particuliar duck. I have noticed it in younger ducks as they develop and change, but I also have mature ducks that have the same markings on their beaks.
 

DuckLady

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13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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NE Washington State
I can tell when my pekins and buff girls will start laying after a break. Their bills get "freckles" that are greenish black.
 

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