New to the site, and new duck owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pookieb17, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. pookieb17

    pookieb17 New Egg

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    Hey everyone! I'm glad to join the site! I'm a new duck owner and might need some of your advice. I've been raising 2 Ancona ducks since they were a week old. They are now just over 3 months old and they both have a curled feather in the middle of their tail feathers. I was under the impression that I had one male and one female. The runt of the 2 grew so much faster and his tail feather curled a lot sooner than the other one who ended up being smaller. My black and white one is smaller and the vocal sounds aren't as deep pitched as my grey and white one. So I thought the black one was a female until the tail feather started to curl. I've read about the sex feather, but wasn't sure if its coincidentally an Ancona thing too? Anyone know?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You might want to post a picture of your birds in the Ducks section of the Forum, they are very knowledgeable over there - look in the Other Backyard Poultry section of the Forum
     
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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. pookieb17

    pookieb17 New Egg

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    Thanks! I reposted my original message there with some pictures also.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your ducks.
     
  6. pookieb17

    pookieb17 New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    My Coop
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  10. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck and welcome to the site!
     

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