No Drake feather?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vedaju44, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Vedaju44

    Vedaju44 New Egg

    Sep 14, 2016
    I am very news to ducks, but we just took in a blue swedish that is thought to be a Drake, however he doesn't have a Drake feather? Is this typical? Our black cayuga is younger and has a very obvious Drake feather. He does have that same raspy sounding quack like our black cayuga. I would be thrilled to find out he is a female but his raspy quacks makes me think otherwise.. what's everyone's opinion?[​IMG]
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Either he's too young to have developed it yet or he's molted it out and has yet to replace it. If he has a low raspy quack then he's a drake :)
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens drake hat was killed by a animal was a drake.but....after his first molt, he lost the drake feather and NEVER grew it back.does anyone know why?

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