I have 5 Peking ducks but I cant tell the sex of the birds, I have found some eggs but do not know who is laying them. Thanks
How to tell the sex of ducks?
Yes, the drake has a curled feather on his back like my avatar, Mucky. The females have a raspy quack and when they all sound off together, I like to say it sounds like a bunch of grandmas playing poker and one of them said something to make them all laugh. The drake has a soft voice like the trolling motor of a boat. Don't know if that's for all breeds but I think it's pretty common. If yours all look alike and some are laying eggs, I think they are all females. Especially if you have not noticed any mating behavior. Although my females will imitate mating with each other. So listen to see if any have a different voice and look for the curled tail. Males will also do a funny trumpet sound to kind of show off. They will puff up their heads and rear back and lift their chest out of the water making a sort of grunt.
Some different breeds do not, but most males can be distinguished by these 'drake feathers.'
Pic is of Guy. hes my HUGE 3 year old Pekin Drake. One day I started calling him Guy and it just stuck. Guy's original name was 'Fluff' but it just didn't seem fit him. ;P