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Is it possible to get tail feathers already?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lilliansfarm, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. lilliansfarm

    lilliansfarm New Egg

    Mar 9, 2016
    My two pekin ducklings are 3 weeks old. They have this odd patch of fluff growing in. Could they both be males? I thought it was too early to tell. [​IMG]
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2015
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Your picture is a little blurry but I believe you circled the oil gland. All ducks have that.
  3. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2015
    New England USA
    When my Cayugas started getting their tail/wing feathers they almost looked like zombie ducks. You'll see the empty quill emerge first then a bit later the feather proteins. I don't have a pic with me but I took lots during that phase because the appearance was so odd.

    The oil gland sort of looks like a bloated tick.

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