Question about Pekin Ducklings, can they be crested?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by circlecfarms, May 3, 2011.

  1. circlecfarms

    circlecfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I just hatched out about 15 duck eggs, they are pure pekin from my own little flock. Some of them have the crest on the top of their heads... did something happen? I did not know they would have it and none of my adults have it and i could not find it on the internet. There is only two or three of them and one has a BIG crest looking thing and the others are smaller. I did not know if this was suppose to happen or not.... any ideas?
     
  2. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. julie75

    julie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    All ducks can be crested if they have the gene. The White Crested Duck does not get as big as the Pekin. Those are 2 different breeds.
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Your Drakes and ducks have the crested gene but they dont show it. The offspring does though.
     
  5. circlecfarms

    circlecfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! They are not going to be deformed though right?? haha They are growing nicely!! a couple of them just look a little different! Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
     

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