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    the tiny symmetrical shoots and the triangular borders before the fill-ins

    Hey guys

    I am reading an article about someone talking about how his duck growing up.
    He made an list of the changes of the duck.
    The list goes like this:
    the extravagant fresh ruff of feathers frothing up along his sides
    the real feathers growing in his fat and wobbling tail
    the tiny symmetrical shoots and the triangular borders before the fill-ins

    I understand the first two, but I'm not so sure about the third one.
    Does it mean that the feathers grow in a symmetrical shape and triangular shape in the begining and then gradually grow all over the body?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: the tiny symmetrical shoots and the triangular borders before the fill-ins

    I have never heard a growing duck described in this sort of language. The third is particularly obscure.

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    Re: the tiny symmetrical shoots and the triangular borders before the fill-ins

    • the tiny symmetrical shoots and the triangular borders before the fill-ins
    This photo features a chicken, but duck feathers grow in a similar way. The "tiny symmetrical shoots" are pin feathers. I have a friend who raises ducks, and she reports that the feathers don't always grow in a triangular or geometric pattern, but that sometimes it may look that way simply because of the amount of skin visible between the "roots" of the pin feathers.

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