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Pekin Duck Mandible question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jgcalifornia, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am new here, and am SO grateful for this site. Cheers to all of you!
    I'm actually a chicken owner, but have been fostering an amazing duck, Sherman! Watching him grow into himself has been incredible..
    I was wondering if anyone knows about ducks mandible's? There appears to be a new kind of spot on the tip of his, just want to make sure it's nothing to worry about.

    Appreciate any thoughts, thank you!!



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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Welcome to Duckdom!

    What a looker!

    It's a little fuzzy around the tip of his bill. Looks like the standard little "bean" there, to me.

    Do you see the dog mask on the bill?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What a cutie pie, Sherman is just precious and that lil bean looks pretty normal to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, thanks for the reply!
    dog mask??
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  6. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok great. Is that something that just comes with age? He didnt have it a couple weeks ago.
    Thanks again!!
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  7. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHH yes.......ok.. got it.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hmmm, I think their bills change, and as they grow sometimes the changes are rapid. I wonder if what has happened is that the tip of the bill used to be pretty much across the whole width of the bill, and as he matured, the other part of the bill grew but the tip (bean) stayed about the same size.

    I was looking at pictures of ducklings to see how they change.

    By the way, I have always been fascinated by how their little bills grow. I look at my adult runners and try to see where the baby bill went.

    A time lapse of duck development would be astounding, I think.
     
  9. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    absolutely! That would be amazing to watch.
    Thanks for the info.

    Sherman is incredible. We swim together everyday, I taught him to race.
    He just looks at me after kicking my ***, making sure I know I will never beat him & that he is the duck, haha..
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Delightful!
     

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