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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:56 am 
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There are Naked Neck ducks. The trait was first taken advantage of and formed into a breed in France. The trait is suppose to be caused by a simple autosomal recessive gene. Its possible your duckling has this same gene. I've been trying to find birds with this gene myself but the cost of importation from Europe to Canada is pretty high. I have come across pictures of one other duckling from the USA that looked to have this naked neck trait, but I wasn't able to get in contact with the owner. Take care of it and if it remains naked neck, breed it back to one of its parents. If it is the same gene this mating should produce more of them.
Here's a link to a site that give a bit of info on them http://volaillepoultry.pagesperso-orange.fr/canard2.html


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:19 pm 
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Thought we better have a pic of Igor here too :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:41 pm 
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:laughing :laughing He is a little cutie!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:39 am 
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Do you have up to date pictures of this duckling now?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:15 pm 
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:) I haven't got a very recent one to post, but he ended up growing his normal feathers. He was just waaaaaaay slower than all of the other ducklings in his clutch. And he stayed a different colour, he never grew his claret breast or neck ring but his head was a slightly darker colour. He was a really strange colour blue fawn but maybe a dusky version of blue fawn. Little Igor has been rehomed to be a pet and live happily as a slug and snail eater.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:53 pm 
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Cool! Thank you for updating! I have to admit it would have been pretty funky if he had stayed bald into adulthood, lol.


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