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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 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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