I have a 8 mo call duck who has never grown in all of her adult feathers. She is covered on her belly, around the back of her neck and down her back with soft down, but not feathers. And her wing feathers, which are more like actual adult feathers, seem to be extra soft and barb-less like a silkie chicken. This is not due to wet feather or parasites or anything like that. I've checked. She lives with all of her hatchmates and they are doing great, living with clean water, high protein and room to roam. What is wrong? Is there such a thing as a silkie call duck? Is she just a "late bloomer"? The worst of it is she is my best show worthy girl in terms of confirmation. Dare I breed from her on the off-chance that I get "normal" feathered ducklings? Thanks for any input! Korina ps- I would post pictures but I am on dial-up and I cannot get the new photo upload feature to work. Any thoughts on this issue would be helpful, too.