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Horn on duckling’s head stir in Pirgachha

 Pirgachha (Rangpur) Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:44 PM, 1 June 2020   Updated: 06:52 PM, 1 June 2020

Horns growing on the head of a duckling (inside a red circle); Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Horns growing on the head of a duckling (inside a red circle); Photo: Daily Bangladesh

A horn grew on duckling’s head made a stir at Pirgachha in Rangpur. The strange incident took place at the house of Anisur Rahman in the Baradarga area of Kalyani UP in the upazila.

When the news spread, the curious people are crowding at Anisur Rahman’s house from afar to see the baby duck at a glance. 

“14 ducklings were hatched at home about a month and eight days ago – one of them of had a horn in the head,” said Anisur Rahman. He then showed the duckling to everyone in the Baradarga market.

Anisur Rahman also said that he has been rearing poultry since childhood, but have never seen a horn grow on a duck’s head. It seemed incredible to him. The duckling is still completely healthy.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people are flocking at Anisur Rahman’s house every day to take a look at the baby duck. So, the baby duck has been kept in a separate basket.

The duckling with horns on its head has been kept separate in a basket

Mokhlesur Rahman of Nabdiganj Bazar, who came to see the duckling, said he had never seen a horn on a duck’s head before. “I came after receiving the news. I saw it with my own hands. It felt like a horn.”

Local UP chairman Nur Alam said curious people were flocking to Anisur’s house to see the duckling. “Everyone has been instructed to go and see the duck while maintaining social distance.”

“It was a genetic problem (congenital anomalies),” said Farhad Noman Shimul, veterinary surgeon of the Upazila Livestock Department, adding: “Genetic problems in the body can cause horns to grow. One or another gene is responsible for everything in the body. The same has happened with the baby duck.” 

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