missing drake feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by johari, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. johari

    johari Chirping

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    My pekin drake has lost his drake feathers. They were there the other day and today they are gone... Is there any reason why this would happen?
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Songster

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    Molt.

    Clint
     
  3. johari

    johari Chirping

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    On a 5 month old bird?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    They do go through mini molts, but could someone be pulling them out? my drake looks like he has been partially plucked do to fighting. I know your drake isn't fighting but the other ducks could be plucking?
     
  5. Speceider

    Speceider Songster

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    Yes, they go through a juvenile molt, a prebasic molt, and prealternate molt in the first year.

    Clint
     

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