Untamed feathers, is it normal? Pic included!

Totes Quackers

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 17, 2011
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Hi All! I have a 3 1/2 month old Khaki Campbell drake 'Hendrix'.. over the past few weeks his feathers have just been sticking out everywhere! He looks like he is at an awkward feather stage.. Is this normal? This is my first duck!
 

duckyfromoz

Quackaholic
10 Years
Jan 11, 2010
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Australia
He wont have molted into his final adult colours yet. Until that happens he will look patchy and bare at times- and ruffled when the new ones are growing in. Wait until he is fully grown and the feathers should be a lovely sleek covering by then. He is a lovely looking fellow!
 

Totes Quackers

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 17, 2011
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Melbourne
Thankyou so much, I was worried he was stressed or something! He is so gentle and loving and the whole family adores him!
 

clintwilson59

Songster
9 Years
Jul 12, 2010
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blanchard, louisiana
Mine looks the same. The hen looks really pretty but the drake looks terrible but he seems energetic and healthy. i think that is just the way it is until they get their final adult colors.
 

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