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No neck? Future problems?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sumatra, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. sumatra

    sumatra Songster

    Jan 8, 2010
    NW PA
    I have a duckling (Call) that doesn't appear to have any neck! Its head is directly on its shoulders. It looks like all the rest of the gang when its resting, because they pull their neck in, but it cannot extend it at all. It is growing all right and can turn its head from side to side and up and down, but I don't think she can extend her head down to her oil gland area or clean herself all over. How much trouble will this be for her in the future? She is still mostly down now, but what about when feathers arrive? Any ideas about whether this is genetic? She looks like a rubber duck on stilts when she walks around.

  2. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

    Dec 21, 2009
    SW Ohio, Wilmington
    I would assume it will have problems,but I don't know what. Someone else may. But I want to see a pic [​IMG]
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I am all for giving special ducks a chance as long as they are not suffering.
  4. jbourget

    jbourget Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    no neck is a good thing in call ducks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you want them to be as petite as possible.. nice wide round bodies and round head short short neck go to call duck website and read some articles of the ideal call ducks

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