What is up with Frodoe's fro?? * PICS *

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Crazy4Chicks, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    this is my 1 year old creasted mallard mix drake Frodoe - he did have a really nice pompom head it was perfectly round and fluffy, but the last few days he looks like he has male pattern baldness going on - I am not a duck expert, but is this normal for this time of year??

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    should I get him a baseball cap LOL

    Julie
     
  2. quadcam79

    quadcam79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] thats hilarious
     
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I feel bad for the poor guy - his pompom is really looking so small - I dont know what is causing it to fall out



    Julie
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I know nothing about ducks besides the wild ones use the fountain for their bathroom... and when it is windy... we get misted in the nasty green water...

    Could it be a moult? Or someone picking on him?
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking it could be just normal moulting this time of year, too.
     
  6. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I will have to say it is a bad moult job - no -one picks on him - he lives with Ebony his cayuaga (sp) wife. and Afflac the pekin is thier room-mate, and they all get along great. I thought ducks did the whole moult thing in the fall when chickens do.

    So ducks moult in spring and chickens moult in fall?

    I guess I will get him a baseball cap out of DH's nascar room [​IMG]


    Julie
     
  7. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I think it would be great if you gathered all the loose feathers and made him a little toupee. [​IMG]
     
  8. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    oh that is just wrong LOL [​IMG]



    Julie
     
  9. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    hmm maybe has to do with ALL THOSE FEATHERS ON THE GROUND!
     
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    either a moult, or he is getting picked on. It should grow back.
     

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