When Do Anconas Get Their Feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by glowworm2011, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. glowworm2011

    glowworm2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got some Ancona ducklings. I was told they are 8 weeks old. When will their feathers start coming in?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 to 6 weeks...
     
  3. glowworm2011

    glowworm2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow I was told these were 8 weeks old, and that was a week ago. Does this mean that the are actually younger? Or are there any other possible reasons why they are not getting their feathers yet?
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    If you can see no signs of father growth they are more likely to be around 2 weeks old. I have some 3 week old runners here right now that have some covering over the wings and spouting others in a few other places. Are you sure they werent sold as 8 days old? How big are they?
     
  5. glowworm2011

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    They are about 10" long. Yes the seller said 8 "weeks". I asked him when would they get their feathers and he said "I'm not sure because they usually have them by now". But when I looked online at pictures of other ducks of 8 weeks they seem to be bigger and have all their feathers. I saw a video of some 4 week old anconas that looked a lot like mine when I got them. I'm thinking that maybe they are 5 weeks now and that the seller just got mixed up.
     

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