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I have 2 one month old pekin ducks.  They were the only sexed pair at the store but they where not sure which were female or male, only that there was one of each.  I have one of them that actually hisses.  S/he does this when it sees the one week old that we have.  The one they thought was male is always laying in the food dish and the other one is always peeking at his neck.  The one that "roasts" in the food is way bigger then the other one.  So I feel that the bigger one is the female because of the roasting in the food and the other one peeking his neck.  The smaller one is the one that hisses and I believe is the male.  Anyone have anything that might help me know if I am right?:barnie

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Hissing sound sounds male to me!

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I have 2 one month old pekin ducks.  They were the only sexed pair at the store but they where not sure which were female or male, only that there was one of each.  I have one of them that actually hisses.  S/he does this when it sees the one week old that we have.  The one they thought was male is always laying in the food dish and the other one is always peeking at his neck.  The one that "roasts" in the food is way bigger then the other one.  So I feel that the bigger one is the female because of the roasting in the food and the other one peeking his neck.  The smaller one is the one that hisses and I believe is the male.  Anyone have anything that might help me know if I am right?:barnie

picture please, you might actually have a muscovy. 

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picture please, you might actually have a muscovy. 

 Buff goose guy, you answer "what  breed is my duck" questions a lot. Would you be interested in joining the group 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1104106/duck-identification-group#post_16986444 ?

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picture please, you might actually have a muscovy. 
Oh! Good call!

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Sure would love to join the group.

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I can't take pictures until the kids get home (I don't own a cell phone).  I was wondering if the smaller one might be a different breed cause s/he is so much smaller then the other one.  I will post pictures as soon as I can.  Thank you for your help.

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I just looked up what a muscovy duckling looks like and I very well could have one.  The one in question is having a lot more tanish/brown on wings, tail, and face then the pekin.  The heads of the two ducks look very different also.

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I just looked up what a muscovy duckling looks like and I very well could have one.  The one in question is having a lot more tanish/brown on wings, tail, and face then the pekin.  The heads of the two ducks look very different also.

Ok, if you can get a picture we can help :). 

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