Why is my muscovys tail different?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cracking up, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this wonderful muscovy from a teacher who hatched her out last spring. After looking at the other pictures of muscovys on this site their tails are long and low. Is she a mix? Do you think she has a problem?

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  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Does she hold her tail like that all the time? Mine have always had very mobile tails, lpng and low, up and fanned, and most of the time when they were up on their feet wagging it like they were dogs.
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's always like that. I don't think she can put it down.
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    maybe wry tail? (i think thats what its called)
     
  5. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would wry tail be from poor nutrition? When we got her she was pretty tattered and now when I look back at pictures she really didn't have much of a tail. Maybe as it grows longer it will lay down. we've almost had her a month and I found an early picture.

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  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I've only ever had 1 duck with it and didn't know it was a problem at the time. i dont know much about the causes but i know theres some really smart people on here about this subject.
     
  7. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a cross of some kind. Even the body shape is wrong.
     
  8. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i can't answer, but i can tell you that your duckie is cute!!
     
  9. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - she really is cute and sweet. I guess I'll have to take another look at body types and maybe ask the teacher where she got the eggs.
     

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