Yellow feathers on adult Pekin ducks?

gwennym

Songster
11 Years
Dec 18, 2008
228
2
109
Edwardsville, IL
Hi all ...

I have 5 Pekin ducks, all adult, and I've noticed that at least 3 of the 5 have distinctly yellow feathers. I don't know if it's because they get their straw wet and lay on it, or what. Has anyone else had this happen?

thanks
Gwen

 

LilDucky85

Songster
10 Years
Feb 8, 2009
900
9
151
Northern, Illinois
Mine are just over 2 months and still have yellow feathers too. They appear to be getting whiter but are still yellow. They dont have straw or anything yet. I asked the guy at the feed store when they will finally turn white, and he said not until after they turn one year old.
 

MDC

Songster
12 Years
Jan 17, 2008
261
9
131
KS
Actually the pekin should have a yellow/cream tint to their feathers. Breeders who show will actually feed more corn to Pekin than to their other birds to help with the yellow/cream tint, as well as keeping them out of direct sunlight. If they have it - it's not a bad thing at all!

I'm talking feathers here, not to be confused with down which is also yellow in pekin.
 
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