when does drake feather show up on a pekin?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CoffeeCow, May 25, 2011.

  1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    what approximate age does a white pekin get his drake feather?

    I have 3 that i got in march. they are all fully feathered, one is a bit larger than the other 2.
    just curious as to what I have [​IMG]
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine were born in January and got their drake feathers in about 3 weeks ago. Some do get it earlier tho but once its there it sticks up like a sore thumb.
  3. Tbird84

    Tbird84 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2010
    Arab, AL
    Oooo, then I hope I picked right and have two hens! I got them around the 25th of March and they were 3-3.5wks old then. No curl yet. [​IMG]
  4. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    Western Mass
    Not sure how different ducks are, but my Mallards are 12 weeks and 1 just got his drake feather.

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