What is this on my Pekin?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EmAbTo48, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes in the far back.. the black stuff around her nares? and on her bill?

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    Shes the one on the the right half in the shot...

    Sorry this camera sucks! I can get better ones tomorrow. I have seen this on other ducks on BYC, but when I got her she had a little and now seems to be worse. Is it some type of fungus? Is there something I can do to get rid of it They have a large pond, they were right near it in these pictures, sure are hard to take pictures of [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious as well....I have some ducks with the same thing although it looks more greenish....Does yours look like this? (the Ancona in the back)?
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  3. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    It isn't just dirt, for the OP. I noticed mine had that when I didn't give them a fresh bath for a day or two. But once I did it went away, I just assumed it was dried dirt.
     
  4. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine isn't just dried dirt. It never goes away and they get fresh water daily to bathe in...I don't know about the OP's....
     
  5. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine isn't just dried dirt. It never goes away and they get fresh water daily to bathe in...I don't know about the OP's....

    No its not dirt. They free range and have a large pond they are in all the time.

    Mines not greenish its like black little spots all over her bills....i am thinking of holding her down and seeing if I can wipe the stuff off!
     
  6. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to give her a bucket full of clean water and keep her out of the pond for a day or so, to see if it will go away with clean water.
     
  7. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have actually, thinking its coming from the pond, but then none of the other ducks are getting it and quartining her didn't change a thing!

    I was hoping I would find information on here since besides holding her down and trying to wipe I have done everything!
     
  8. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus they have fresh buckets of water, for drinking, that are cleaned twice a day....which they use a lot actually!
     
  9. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed freckling and darker markings on older ducks as a matter of course. I'd guess it's perfectly natural marking showing up as your ducks get older. [​IMG]

    ~ Carol
     
  10. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have actually, thinking its coming from the pond, but then none of the other ducks are getting it and quartining her didn't change a thing!

    I was hoping I would find information on here since besides holding her down and trying to wipe I have done everything!

    Well good luck! I'm not sure what it could be.
     

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