2 ducks and a showgirl, gender questions

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crystallane, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. crystallane

    crystallane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry these are not great pictures but it's raining and they won't cooperate. Any ideas?

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  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Hard to say without knowing their ages - but I'm not seeing curly drake feathers on either of those. Honestly, the easiest way to tell is generally by their quack - females are a sharper retort-like noise and the guys sound like they have sore throats - very raspy.
     
  3. crystallane

    crystallane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ducks are about 2 1/2 months old and the showgirl is a little over 5 months. I know the quacks are different but I am still not sure what they are suppose to sound like. I thought they were both girls but I just saw one mounting the other, that's why I thought I would ask.
     
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  4. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    showgirl looks like a pullet. If it's not showing a bigger comb at this point, judging by that fluff, I vote pullet. IDK about ducks though.
     
  5. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The male will sound like he's been smoking for a few years. The female will have a louder quack.
     
  6. crystallane

    crystallane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both sound the same to me. They both quack pretty loudly occasionally which is why I thought they were both girls. Could one girl try to mount another girl?
     
  7. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've heard that girls can mount one another as a dominance thing if they both make a loud quack noise then they are both girls [​IMG]
     
  8. crystallane

    crystallane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  9. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    2 1/2 months is really too young at this point to sex. Keep an eye on those tails and your ear tuned to their quacks!
     

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