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Pom POm headed duck question.

Posted by goldenpond (V.B.FL 9b) (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 10, 09 at 18:06

Several of my ducklings have HUGE pompoms.One has a double ,one on top of the other only it hangs down. When preening the thing actually goes around in circles.I can see skin in there so I assume there is blood vessels or is it cartilage?
My concern is it getting caught and bleeding. The other ducks all pull at the pom pom heads in fun.

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RE: Pom POm headed duck question.

The (Cr) gene is a mutation that when homozygous is fatal and most die in the shell.. The skull opens in the embryonic stage and then closes, things dont always work out the best and sometimes the crests are problematic, some ducks will even have more severe problems, neurological. The crest skin, blood, feathers and so on. They can sometimes be injured by pecking from others. Its best to breed a crested to a non crested getting a percentage of cr duklings, breeding 2 ducks which are cr gives more crested ducklings but also more chances of problems.

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