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Sexing Welsh Harlequins

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I've got nine babies a month old and they're new feathers are coming in, is there any way to tell what sex they are by feathers yet? We want to keep one female.
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Hi, I have 6 harlequins, 1 drake and 5 females.  I found out that the females have a much darker bill and the drake is more yellowish look. 

I hope this helps you.

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You'll want to keep at least a pair. Ducks do much better in groups rather than alone, especially since shes been raised with a group.

 

Around 9 weeks you should be able to start to tell the difference in gender. Rule of thumb is that the females will have the dark bills and males will have light bills, but this is not always correct especially if they are hatchery/production WH. 

So you can voice sex them. Females will have a loud quack, males will be more raspy.

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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These are my four welsh harlequin babies!
Can someone help sex them, i have no idea.. Cant decide whether they're girls or boys sad.png
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