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I'm guessing the yellow one is a pekin and the little one a mallard or rouen. Is that right? The first sign will be quacking. If they are female they will quack, usually starts around 4-6 weeks. If they are male they will make a low raspy noise. The pekin will stay all white for either gender but the male will have a drake feather. That's a little curl on his tail feathers. I think that usually happens around 4 months. The little one will have different plumage depending on gender. The biggest thing being the males green head. A quick google search will give you lots of different pictures to show the difference.

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I'm guessing the yellow one is a pekin and the little one a mallard or rouen. Is that right? The first sign will be quacking. If they are female they will quack, usually starts around 4-6 weeks. If they are male they will make a low raspy noise. The pekin will stay all white for either gender but the male will have a drake feather. That's a little curl on his tail feathers. I think that usually happens around 4 months. The little one will have different plumage depending on gender. The biggest thing being the males green head. A quick google search will give you lots of different pictures.

Yes the yellow one is Pekin. The other is supposed to be a Rouen. Thanks for the time tables. I have googled a lot for info and pictures. I always like to defer to experience of other bird owners. 

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Flock of 1 GC (Lahey), 2 EEs (Artemis ,Furiosa), 1 Cuckoo (Iris), 2 Exch. Leg. (Rizzoli, Isles), 2 Salmon Fauv. (Gabby, Zena), 1 Wels. (Scully), 1 Blue Amer. (Mulder), 1 Mall. drake (Chewy), 1 hybrid Duck (KC mix, Leia). With a ACD mix doggie (Luna Bug).

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Bubbles (GC 2/9/17), Luke (SA drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16), Wicket (KC...

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