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Duck or Drake? (Khaki Campbell)

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I picked up an 18 month old Campbell thinking it was a duck and now I am having doubts. She (he) has the curly feathers by her tail and I thought only drakes got those.

Worst case is it's a drake and then I have an excuse to go get another duck! smile

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030115.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030116.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030110.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030113.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030112.jpg

Thanks,

Scott

post #2 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKCub 

I picked up an 18 month old Campbell thinking it was a duck and now I am having doubts. She (he) has the curly feathers by her tail and I thought only drakes got those.

Worst case is it's a drake and then I have an excuse to go get another duck! smile

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030115.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030116.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030110.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030113.jpg

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h309/akcub/P1030112.jpg

Thanks,

Scott


Sorry, but thats a drake.

A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

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A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

Come visit the blogs!!!

beforehoneycreekhollow.blogspot.com
honeycreekhollow.blogspot.com
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by DUCKGIRL89 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKCub 

Scott


Sorry, but thats a drake.


dont mind me asking but how can you tell???

it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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post #4 of 17

Definitely a drake!  The curly tail feathers along with the color coming in on the head and tail area give it away.

Showing and Breeding the following breeds/varieties: Bantam Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Ko Shamo, Blue Laced Red and Spangled Bantam Cornish, Brazilians, Rajah Murgh Asils, Call Ducks (Khaki and Penciled), African Geese (White,Buff, Brown), Saxony Ducks, Silver Appleyards and Dutch Hook Bills.

 

FOR SALE:  Saxony Ducks and Ko Shamo.

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Showing and Breeding the following breeds/varieties: Bantam Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Ko Shamo, Blue Laced Red and Spangled Bantam Cornish, Brazilians, Rajah Murgh Asils, Call Ducks (Khaki and Penciled), African Geese (White,Buff, Brown), Saxony Ducks, Silver Appleyards and Dutch Hook Bills.

 

FOR SALE:  Saxony Ducks and Ko Shamo.

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post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 

Dangit!

I guess I will be waiting a while to get eggs from him...

Thanks,


Scott

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Evelle 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DUCKGIRL89 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKCub 

Scott


Sorry, but thats a drake.


dont mind me asking but how can you tell???


The head is changing a darker color, and the tail feathers, and he is starting to look like my khaki drake wink

A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

Come visit the blogs!!!

beforehoneycreekhollow.blogspot.com
honeycreekhollow.blogspot.com
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A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

Come visit the blogs!!!

beforehoneycreekhollow.blogspot.com
honeycreekhollow.blogspot.com
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post #7 of 17

Some real pretty Muscovies you have there.  smile

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

Keep me as the apple of your eye;hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

Keep me as the apple of your eye;hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8

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post #8 of 17

definitely drake. The dark brown head is a giveaway even if he didn't have the curly tail feather (that can be seasonal "nuptial plumage") You can always sex them by quack sound. Ducks have the loud stereotypical QWACK! and drakes almost sound like small throaty frog croaks. but hey! campbell drakes are great for breeding layers!

Chinese Geese, welsh harlequin ducks, dexter cows, novice goat addict, 2 RIRs, 1 Speckled Hamburg, 1 Easter Egger.

 

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Chinese Geese, welsh harlequin ducks, dexter cows, novice goat addict, 2 RIRs, 1 Speckled Hamburg, 1 Easter Egger.

 

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post #9 of 17

Drake. rolltongue

Owner of 7 duckies: 3 swedish, 1 runner, 3 buffs, and 5 Rhode Island Red girls. Family pets: 2 cats- bug and cricket, girls. 1 standard Poodle-Phoebe,girl. 2 goldfish
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Owner of 7 duckies: 3 swedish, 1 runner, 3 buffs, and 5 Rhode Island Red girls. Family pets: 2 cats- bug and cricket, girls. 1 standard Poodle-Phoebe,girl. 2 goldfish
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by DUCKGIRL89 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evelle 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DUCKGIRL89 


Sorry, but thats a drake.


dont mind me asking but how can you tell???


The head is changing a darker color, and the tail feathers, and he is starting to look like my khaki drake wink


OH hahaha no i look closer i see the curl on its tail i thought it was flat
oooppss  hahaha thank you yep i have to agree its a drake tongue

it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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