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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.
It still amazes me how quickly they grow. They sure are pretty.
Included? Are you referring to the member's list?
Gosh, I'm sorry to read this. I can't help but here's a hug
I'm sure it was seizures.
So sorry for you & your little duck. It just breaks my heart. I'll be praying.
Ya ats what I thought at first but here are 2 of my many ducklings
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?
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!
I picked up a roaster pan at a thrift store, it's doing the trick to keep the brooder (somewhat) dry!
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!