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Oh no, what has happened to my duck???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jdywntr, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lovely black barred Muscovy drake has changed from this
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    To this mostly black drake with ONE LEG. [​IMG] AHHHHHHH.........

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    Oh no! Its spreading!!!!!

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    Happy Holidays!
     
  2. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Looks like you have found a new breed of duck!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Beautiful, and isn't the transformation amazing?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    I love the second picture! So cute! Ducks are so funny when they do this! My rooster is always lifting his leg as well for some weird stance. It's his watchful stance. [​IMG]

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    I wonder why they think this is a good stance for being watchful? Makes them look more weak than strong [​IMG]
     
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite is what I call duck yoga. No pic but they are stretching one leg and a wing out straight behind them. LOL
    I never see my chickens on only one leg. [​IMG] I find it amazing that the ducks can sleep on one leg. Especially Muscovy with their size.
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Lydia it is amazing. That drake has had the most notable change. The others look similar to their pre-molting selves.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:He is one handsome fellow for sure. Is he your keeper?
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He is one handsome fellow for sure. Is he your keeper?

    Since I only have the one female, I'm thinking I am going to keep the black and white drake. He has a better personality. I love the black and red caruncles on the color changing one though. [​IMG]
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That disappearing leg thing is common among shorebirds, too:


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    By the way, nice looking ducks!
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:He is one handsome fellow for sure. Is he your keeper?

    Since I only have the one female, I'm thinking I am going to keep the black and white drake. He has a better personality. I love the black and red caruncles on the color changing one though. [​IMG]

    Personality means alot in these guys. He is very hansome too. I like them both.
     

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