My first test batch of Welsh Harlequin eggs hatched last night, and I was hoping for some assistance sexing the ducklings (and possibly feedback on the phases). I did small back of 4 eggs to ensure that I had the incubator set and proper, and to test the fertility of the ducks. I started with 4 eggs, one was not fertile and sadly one didn't survive hatching.
This is a picture of the 2 ducklings at about 12hrs old. They both look like females to me, but I'm not sure about the one on the left.
While it was sad to loose one I did identify that all 3 of my new fancy digital thermometers are about 1.5 degrees off, and I should have trusted the good old fashion German thermometer.
I've got 21 more WH eggs ready to go in today, along with about 30 White Chantecler.
Thanks in advance for the feedback.