Newbie with wing question...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jupiter_moon_3, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. jupiter_moon_3

    jupiter_moon_3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought two baby ducks from a farm about two months ago, I believe they were only a couple weeks old. One is a black duck, s/he is now developing gorgeous iridescence, the other was brown with yellow markings, s/he is now brown with multi colors, and she still has the stripes around her eyes. I don't know what kinds they are, I asked the farmer but I learned so much about so many different birds that day, I forgot what mine are!

    My question is really about the wings. I have never had ducks before, and when their wings started developing, I was scared! They are hollow looking feathers, with little tufts of black on the ends (someone said they look like dirty q-tips). Is this normal? Both ducks have this. Any thoughts for a scared mama? I have googled it so many times, with no results. Anything I type in about duck wings comes up with cooked duck wings, and I'm a vegetarian! [​IMG]

    I don't know how to attach images, but here are some links to photos of my duckies:

    Ducks:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...83795&type=1&theater&pid=7072885&id=512583795


    And this image is the wing concern:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...83795&type=1&theater&pid=7072883&id=512583795
     
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  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats his feathers growing in. Everyhing looks great [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Your ducks sounds like he will be a male cayuga!!! i have a adolecsent 1!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. jupiter_moon_3

    jupiter_moon_3 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, whew! I thought it might be normal, but it's so alien looking! Just making sure, thank you!![​IMG]
     
  5. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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  6. jupiter_moon_3

    jupiter_moon_3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha!
    I think there should be a post somewhere about those wings, it was scary when I first saw it, and I can't find anything at all online about adolescent wings! [​IMG]
    Do you think the other one may be a rouen?
     
  7. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    There are many posssiblitys for a brown and yellow duckling you have any pics of when they where younger?
     
  8. jupiter_moon_3

    jupiter_moon_3 Out Of The Brooder

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