Hiya everybody! I have a pekin question! LOL (you're shocked right?)
I picked up two pekins today (we take in a lot of unwanted animals). Owner didn't know if they were male or female. I asked on the phone if they had curly tails (sex feathers) - he said yes. OK, so I go expecting boys. I get there and no sex feathers. Oh cool... girls! Then I hear them quack. They sound more like boys...(unless they really haven't gotten going yet... they did just get here) He said he hasn't gotten any eggs from them, but then said something was stealing eggs from his pen. So, they sound like boys, no sex feather and we don't know about eggs. Oh and one more thing - the bills are different colors. One is definitely much lighter than the other. He says they are about 18 months old. Working on uploading some photos although I don't have many yet.
Please share any insight you might have? Although he had a human convenient set up, it wasn't very duck friendly. I don't know what they were eating and if they were getting sufficient light for laying... perhaps that's a big factor?
If you can share what they sound like - drake feathers fall out sometimes, too.