Large Black Spot on Duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cleopup2, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. cleopup2

    cleopup2 New Egg

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    I am raising a few Pekin Ducks. One of them has a large black spot on its chest. I have never seen this before. Is this just a birth defect? Will it grow out??
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    As in it has a large black spot in its down? That will likely turn out to be black when it feathers in, and that means there's a possibility he's a cross. Do you keep any other breeds that may have fertilized the egg accidentally?
     
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  3. cleopup2

    cleopup2 New Egg

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    No other breeds around. We purchased the male from a chicken swap so maybe he had something in his line.
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every once in a while you will see a black feather or two pop up in production line pekins.
    But if it's a good sized spot, sounds like you've got yourself a crossbreed
     

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