Why is my pekin duckling white?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by goose-goose, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. goose-goose

    goose-goose In the Brooder

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    I have had hundreds of pekin ducklings but I hatched one that came out with a white patch on it's head and a white belly and tail. I asked around and only found 1 person who has had this and they said it had to be culled. They are 11 days old today and doing great she's gotten alot whiter and the rest are still all yellow. Just curious if this means shell be a different colour when older or what?
     
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  2. Rondack

    Rondack Songster

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    Could you give it to me since it's so strange? Haha. I don't know why but it sure make a duck look different....
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I hope you don't cull it that would be sad, sounds very pretty please post pics when your able.
     
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  4. goose-goose

    goose-goose In the Brooder

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  5. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    I would keep it just because it is different and see what it grows into
     
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  6. I could almost bet that the white one is a female! Idk but I don't think anything is wrong with it! Super cute!!
     
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  7. goose-goose

    goose-goose In the Brooder

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    No I'm definitely keeping it and yes it's a female, lucked out with 2 males out of 8 hatched. Just curious if anyone else has had one like this and if it was different from the rest as an adult.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Just absolutely adorable. She will be a beauty when grown up. So glad you didn't take that ones opinion and cull. :thumbsup
     
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  9. gilbert2

    gilbert2 Songster

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    I honestly don't see that person's logic in culling the white one, simply because it is different. Genetic purity, or some such nonsense? If anything, I would feel very lucky to have a little beauty like that white one!
    Personally, I'd prefer to cull certain commenters.
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    You won't notice a difference once the feathers come in..Pekin are white.. Lots are also hatched with Black spots on the down too..Nothing to worry about..
     
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