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Pekin sexing

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Is a make Pekin larger than a female Pekin? Mine are the same age and the one we call ducky ducky is munch larger than the other known as doo dah (I have a 3yr old) I will try to post pictures but my phone doesn't always like to post pics on here
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How old are they? Best way to tell is by voice (females "quack", males have a quieter, raspy voice), or males have what's called a drake feather above their tail (they are curly feathers). Both of those ways depend on the age of the duck, though. You can usually voice sex by around 6 weeks old, but drake feathers won't show up until around 6 months old. 

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They are 3 weeks maybe 4 they came from tsc so I'm not exactly sure
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Ok, it's just too early to tell for your two right now. You'll have to wait until they start to get in their adult voices. You can't really go by size because some just grow faster or are bigger/smaller in general, and since these came from TSC there could even be a slight age difference (just a couple of days difference in age will affect their size when they are so young; ducklings grow fast). 

 

They sure are cute, though! :)

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They do grow super fast! They're also much smuggler than I expected. Honestly I just wanted chicks and Dd and Dh talked me into getting the 2 ducks as well and I just love their little personalities lol
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