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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessylee, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. jessylee

    jessylee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if this is an emergency or totally normal, Please any info would be much appreciated!

    I recently noticed a yellow spot on my 5 month old muscovy hen, It is located right above her main tail feathers, in the center of her body about the size of a quarter. I first noticed it yesterday, as she was dunking her head down in the water. I assumed it was a bald spot, or maybe puss? When I inspected it up close it appears to be a clump yellow baby feathers!? Or somthing of the type. She was yellow when she was a baby, Is this baby feathers that did not grow? Should I be worried? Is this common? Haven't inspected her 3 sisters for similar spots, Could it be the last of her feathers to sprout? I really don't know, These are my first muscovies. Not sure what to do.............
    Thanks for reading.
    Jessy

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  2. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a clue, but you did a great job with the closeups of those yellow feathers. someone will know.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Relax. It's the oil gland.
     
  4. jessylee

    jessylee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! Wow learn somthing every day!
    (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1014031405/)

    Just found this on the web "O'Malley reveals a duck secret. Ducks have an oil gland on top of their tail, hidden beneath their feathers. When they preen, they put their beak back and coat their beak with oil from the gland, then spread that oil all over their feathers. It's this oil that helps water bead up and roll off of them when they're wet "like water off a duck's back."
     
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  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Dunno how I missed this one but if it makes you feel any better, the first time my mother saw the oil gland on one of the ducks she thought he had a hole in him and there was poo coming out! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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