How does this happen? Bald head, neck and chest..**pics**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bec, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    This little fella was given to me at the feed store because no one wanted him. They called the hatchery and they said sometimes that happens from time to time. He/she eats normal, trucks around with the other 2, drinks, swims...acts like a normal duckling, just bald! I have been putting sun screen on his/her head and neck to keep from getting burnt!

    Has anyone ever seen this??




  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    EW!!! I have never seen a naked necked duck! Maybe it was supposed to be crested? Not sure if crested to crested breeding could result in that like the thing with frizzles? Poor thing, I hope it gets feathers there! [​IMG]
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Cool, it is probably a turkenduck! [​IMG]
  4. farmertank

    farmertank Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    Linden TN
    I'm not sure why this happens, but I suggest that you put sunscreen on him if he's out in the sun. He will burn really bad especially after a swim.

    I had a duck that decided to molt almost naked before she grew in her feathers [​IMG] , the poor thing started to get sunburned. I put sunscreen on her till her feathers started growing back. It helped her alot.


  5. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    i had a baby snowy mallard that had bald spots too. As her big feathers grew in, the bald spots covered and she was fine... It could just be a fluff thing... I would def put sunscreen on his poor naked parts though [​IMG]

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