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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CrazyBlaize, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. CrazyBlaize

    CrazyBlaize In the Brooder

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    Our first duck! Love this dog, er,I ran duck. He has started growing his feathers and seems a bit odd to us. Pic attached. Look normal to you guys?[​IMG]
     

  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Duck Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's looks ok, I think those are pinfeathers coming out. A better picture would help[​IMG]
     
  3. CrazyBlaize

    CrazyBlaize In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    He's ready for bed lol so that's as good a pic I will get tonight.

    Also, was wondering about the breed of duck he may be. I got him from a feed store and of course the high schooler had no clue.

    Thanks again! I do love the people of this site and all the knowledge.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Looks like a darling duckling! Pekin, maybe.
     
  5. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Duck Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most likely pekin....
    He will get little pokey things on his wings called a pinfeather (google it for pics) and they will eventually "pop" open into a feather
     
  6. CrazyBlaize

    CrazyBlaize In the Brooder

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    He has 2 older sisters that happen to be chickens. They occasionally peck at these pinfeathers. Are they being mean or helping? He loves them and even acts as a pillow for them. Hubby says he seems to quack in pain when the peck. [​IMG]
     
  7. lomine

    lomine Crowing

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    If they are pecking occasionally they are probably just being curious. I wouldn't worry about that. If they are pecking hard and/or pulling the feathers that's not good. I wouldn't let them do that.

    If your duck is actually a drake (male) then you need to be careful when it matures. Chicken and duck anatomy is not the same and a drake can hurt a chicken hen if he tries to mate her. If your duck is actually quacking (not peeping) then that means its a hen. Only females quack. Drakes make a raspy noise.
     
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  8. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Duck Obsessed Premium Member

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    Chickens can be mean little things though, so be careful
     

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