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20 Week old Pekin Duck. What gender is he/she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aaron45765, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Aaron45765

    Aaron45765 In the Brooder

    How can I vent sex at this age? I will post pictures soon.

  2. ChristineR

    ChristineR Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    WA state
    I don't know if you can vent sex at that age... I've only heard of vent sexing on ducklings, but maybe. You may want to ask this question in the duck section.
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    If it quacks it's a girl. If it rasps quietly it's a boy. Only girls can QUACK that loud noise. Later in maturity a boy will also get a curled up feather above his tail on mallard derived breeds, like Pekin.

    The voice change happens around 5/6 weeks of age.
  4. Aaron45765

    Aaron45765 In the Brooder

    This is my duck's voice. Can you tell if it's a boy or a girl? I think it is more of a girl sound.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Its Male his voice is raspy, females would be much louder and clearer.
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    that sounds like my drake. :/ I had to take him back to the breeder because he was raping my chickens.
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    At 20 weeks, that duck is fully feathered. If it is a drake, he will have a drake feather and a ratchet voice.

    If it is a duck, she will have a loud quack and no drake feather.

    There really isn't any reason to vent sex a 20 week old duck.

  8. Aaron45765

    Aaron45765 In the Brooder

    I found that my duck does not have a drake feather. But he/she has that raspy sound. :barnie :confused:
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

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