Pekin duck that cannot retract his penis

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  1. WaddleWaddle

    WaddleWaddle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Pekin drake under a year old. I noticed the other day that he was walking around without his penis retracted. I didn't think much of it because he has been servicing the girls. Yesterday I noticed that again it was hanging out only it is now black in color. There is about an inch-inch and a half hanging out. I checked him a couple times yesterday and it appears he cannot retract it. I am really hoping that the tissue is not dying since it is black. Has anyone ever had this happen or know what I can do for the little guy?
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It happens sometimes. You're gonna need to give him some help. However considering it's already turned black, I think you need to take him to the vet ASAP!!!
     
  3. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be broken.... that can happen to other animals.... have a vet check him out...
     
  4. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    For what it is worth...the following quote...

    "A drake’s penis substantially wastes away at the end of one breeding season and then regrows as the next season begins. Among lesser scaup and ruddy ducks, the regrowth varies in length or timing depending on whether males have to compete with a bunch of other guys, said Patricia Brennan of Yale University."

    But, I would take him to a good avian vet as soon as possible just to be sure.
     
  5. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more thing I learned here..... Go figure.... Thanks for the great info....
     

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