When Should A Drake Get Curled Tail Feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Finny, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Finny

    Finny Songster

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    I have a drake that is 17 weeks old, but he does not have curled tail feathers yet. I know he is a drake because he sounds just like my drakes with curled tail feathers. When are drakes supposed to get curled tail feathers?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Sometimes it takes 7 months or so.
     
  3. Finny

    Finny Songster

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    Ok thank you:)
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    What breed is he?
    If fairly young, it should develop around 3-4 months.
    If older, it's possible he shed it during a molt and hasn't grown a new one yet. Then it can take another 3-4 months
     
  5. Finny

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    He is a cayuga and he is only 17 weeks old
     

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