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Does water really role off a duck's back?

  1. hawkdad73 profile image69
    hawkdad73posted 6 years ago

    Does water really role off a duck's back?

  2. Brett Winn profile image87
    Brett Winnposted 6 years ago

    It does! See your yourself, just scroll back a ways: www.quackandquill.com

  3. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
    Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years ago

    Damn straight it does. If you can get them to spread their wings they make great umbrellas.

  4. ptosis profile image82
    ptosisposted 6 years ago


    All the water fowl are oily and fatty.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Yes, it does. It looks like they are all oiled up and the water beads up and rolls off.

  6. Gloshei profile image59
    Glosheiposted 6 years ago

    Yes it does but hard to believe. I wish the saying was true for humans!!

  7. JSaggs profile image61
    JSaggsposted 6 years ago

    Yes. This happens because water and oil don’t mix.

    When a duck is swimming or out in the rain, the duck produces oil from it's pores. With its beak, the duck rubs the oil over its body.

    The oil keeps the water from soaking through it's feathers, making the bird waterproof.”