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What gender are my ducks

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So i just got given 15 welsh harlequin they are crossed with a little bit of khaki campell and most of them have dark beaks and some of them have a spot on the end of the beak but about 4 have yellow or light beaks they are 8 weeks old

post #2 of 5
By that age, and especially if they were crossed with khaki campells, you won't be able to sex them by beak color. Now the only way to find out the sex is to try to vent sex them, which I wouldn't suggest unless you have done it before and already know how to do it, or wait smile.png
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or i could just wait until the boys tail feathers curl or by ther noise

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Yep, that's what I meant by wait smile.png
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post #5 of 5

At 8 weeks old you should be able to tell the females because they should be quacking by now, at least some of the time (mixing in quacks with baby peeps). Males will still just be peeping like babies. 

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