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Anybody here able to sex swedish ducklings by pictures?

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I ordered 5 blue swedish they sent 2 black and 3 blue. I lost one of the black from the shipping. I am worried I lost my male duck.

I didn't get their sex marked so I have not a clue. Is there a way to someone can tell me if I lost my boy by pictures of them.


Edited by Teresaann24 - 3/17/10 at 11:10am

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post #2 of 13

Maybe, but you'd need to post pics and say what age they are.

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Here's an absolute pultry truth [in my experience]. If you have one male he will die. If you have two males they will both be fine.

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They are 2-3 days old, Mostly what I wanna know is which one is my boy. I am hoping I didn't lose my male.

If these are not good enough I took more.

(PICTURES MAY BE HUGE YOU MAY WANNA REFRESH THE PAGE TO SEE FULL PICTURE) The little black one laying down is the one I lost.
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Anyone??

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Here's an absolute pultry truth [in my experience]. If you have one male he will die. If you have two males they will both be fine.


ohh that is so true...I had 9 khakis 2 boys and 7 girls and all but 2 girls have died or been picked off by predators and the boys are as healthy as can be.

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Buff Orpingtons, Wheaten Ameraucanas. Bantam Lav. Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Bantam Cochins. LF Cochins
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I ordered 5 blue swedish they sent 2 black and 3 blue. I lost one of the black from the shipping. I am worried I lost my male duck.

I didn't get their sex marked so I have not a clue. Is there a way to someone can tell me if I lost my boy by pictures of them.


My husband swears that the swedes with the smaller bibs are the females. If you pick out the swede with the biggest bib, he thinks it is pretty certain that will be your male. I don't know if it is scientifically true but we do have 14 swedes right now (all are between 3 and 8 days old) and he called all of them correctly before I vent sexed them.

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no way at all to tell from baby pics, just flip them over and vent sex them and you'll know for sure then. If you have never done it before, it'd easier when they get a little older

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Breeders Specializing in  30+ colors  quality D'Anver, 15+ colors  Bantam Phoenix,  Ohiki , 4 colors Bantam Sumatra,  Imported lines of large fowl Phoenix, Longcrower , Cayuga Ducks, 10 colors  Call Ducks. 25+ years experience  with migratory waterfowl.

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from what I can tell...The black one has the smallest bid of them all but only one has a big bid. 2 have small but not as small as the little black swede or as big as the one with the biggest bid.

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No way! You can't tell by looking at them at this age, not until they are 6-7 months old. The ONLY way to sex ducklings (of any breed except Mallards & Rouens & gray Calls) is by vent sexing. The others I mentioned are sex-linked, meaning the males are different color than the females. wink

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