Vent sexing - Page 2
I sell straight run ducklings in groups of four or more with the buyer choosing by sight (no sexing) so statistically two will be girls and then I will sex the ducklings after they are purchased to make sure the buyer is getting what they expect. If someone wants just girls they are double in price so the cost should be the same with the boys included for free. I also do drake trades with other breeders to make breeding pairs in order to give more drakes a chance to live. I don't want drakes to get dumped on anyone unexpectedly so it is better for the buyer to know and make a plan for what to do with the drakes. I have sold drake groups of four or more for half price when I double the hen price so that is good for people who want all drakes.
Edited by Duck Drover - 4/20/16 at 6:36pm
That's horrible! Just to provide a slight counterpoint, I ordered 15 straight run welsh harlequins from Cackle at the beginning of March, and I received 16 happy healthy ducks, which only 5 turned out the be drakes. I was also able successfully sex them all by beak color when they got here as well. Very happy with my 11 hens.
My daughter once picked out six ducklings from a group of fourteen and they all ended up being girls, to my pleasure. She was not trying to voice sex them but I think the louder girls probably caught her attention as she was chasing them around to corner them. I have been able to voice sex peeps before ducklings were big enough to vent sex.