Pekin Duck Club!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    It still amazes me how quickly they grow. They sure are pretty.
     
  2. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    Included? Are you referring to the member's list?
     
  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    Gosh, I'm sorry to read this. I can't help but here's a hug[​IMG]
     
  4. Cassie Collins

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  5. singham

    singham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure it was seizures.
     
  6. Cassie Collins

    Cassie Collins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for you & your little duck. It just breaks my heart. I'll be praying.
    Be Blessed,
    Cassie
     
  7. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya ats what I thought at first but here are 2 of my many ducklings
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  8. x1lclem

    x1lclem Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Pekin has a single black/blue feather.

    At first I thought it was just dirty, but after I put it in the tub, nope. It's a feather. Is that weird?

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  9. mamdoe

    mamdoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!
    Can I join the club?
    Just got my first two ducklings on Thursday. We were originally going to get 4 Indian Runners, but when we went to pick up found out the shipment had been delayed until Monday. My 9 year old daughter was not about to leave the feed store without a duckling, so we brought home 2 adorable Pekins. We will go back Monday to add 2 Indian Runners to our flock. But for now we are loving our Pekin!
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    I picked up a roaster pan at a thrift store, it's doing the trick to keep the brooder (somewhat) dry!
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    One more :p
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  10. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that a Pekin drake would have a single black feather on its back many years ago, back before I knew really anything about keeping ducks. I never saw this happen tho, so I'd written that piece of advice off as an old wife's tale. Altho, knowing what we know now about Pekins (as a breed), being derived from the wild Mallard, which carries the wild black color gene (I think it is e+) ... Yes, I think you are seeing a black feather and the genetics are the reason why! Read more here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/410593/understanding-basic-colour-genetics-mallards-derivitives

    You will have to update later, I suppose it is possible that that black feather might disappear with a normal molt. I think that's really cool that you noticed that!
     
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