Question about my male Muscovy Jafar

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Madeleinepb, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Chirping

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    So pretty much he has lost all his feathers on his head and all that red skin is all over his head now. My question is: Is this normal??
     

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  2. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    pictures would probably be good!
     
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  3. Madeleinepb

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    There are two pics up now
     
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  4. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    @Miss Lydia will be on first thing in the morning!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    No that isn't normal. Is he fighting with other drakes? have you checked him from lice or mites. Does he have swimming water to keep his feathers in good shape? what are you feeding him. This isn't molt either since they don't lose feathers like chickens do during molt. How old is Jafar?
     
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  6. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Chirping

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    Jafar is a year and a month old. He’s on duck feed, cracked corn and free range. I have checked him for mites and fleas. And I don’t see anything.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    And no other drakes he’s fighting with. Looks like something has been working him over?
     
  8. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Chirping

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    He’s my only drake. Just him and females. Plus he hasn’t molted yet. We did loose my one female to a bald eagle two weeks ago. But he has new female and hopefully in the next month I will be getting another new female. When he sees us in the morning he will throw himself at his pen to let him out.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Maybe he is doing it to himself rubbing against wire fencing?
     
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  10. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Chirping

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    That he does
     
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