Appleyard duck

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Eliza8eth

Appleyard duck

Post by Eliza8eth » 19 Oct 2012, 10:13

Hello

I wondered if anyone could advise me please? I've inherited an Appleyard duck and two Saxonys. The Appleyard has developed what can only be described as a pendulous undercarriage which looks quite odd compared to the Saxonys which are neat, tidy and tucked upward at the back end. It's almost dragging on the floor. Is this normal? She appears to be be perfectly healthy, is eating, drinking, playing in water etc. None are laying which I've put down to a recent moult and weird weather we've had in the SE of UK.

I've looked at photos of Appleyards and none seem to be this shape. I first thought she may be egg bound but she's not or would be dead by now or ill.

I'd welcome thoughts please

:help:

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