Greenish-black spots on the duck bill?

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

  1. DHermis

    DHermis New Egg

    Oct 14, 2008
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    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. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    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~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    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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