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Greenish-black spots on the duck bill?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DHermis, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. DHermis

    DHermis Hatching

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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.
     
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Is this duck a female? If so those are probably normal color changes due to hormones. I have a call duck that gets those.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. cluckers&quackers

    cluckers&quackers Songster

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    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.
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

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    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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