4 3 week old pekins, 1 has a greyish beak, others have orange.

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  1. Sirenic

    Sirenic In the Brooder

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    Would I be able to tell the gender from that, or not yet?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Senna95

    Senna95 Songster

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    Grayish bill does not sound like a pekin. Could you post photos?
     
  3. Sirenic

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    Its 100% pekin :p but ill take a pic shortly and ill update my post!
     
  4. Sirenic

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    Okay updated the picture. Hard to see, was taken a few days ago, but its there.

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    nd this picture... There are two goslings in the front obviously, but beside them on the right is one with an orangish bill.While the one above is like greyish.. kinda weird. Its been like that ever since he was born.

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  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    My Pekins all had bills exactly the same color. I do occasionally see hatchery quality Pekins with white bills. It looks to me like that's what you've got. Color of bill won't tell you the sex with Pekin.

    You are going to have to wait and voice sex.
     
  6. Sirenic

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    Okay thanks Oregon Blues!
     
  7. PetesMom

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    I have one with a pinkish bill too. As she gets older though it seems to be changing color....its more of a pale orangish color now
     
  8. Blondiega1

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    Two of my six have the more flesh colored bill.
    Perfectly healthy.
    And makes it easier to tell who's who!! LOL
    And it's no indication of sex. You'll be able to tell that in the quack and of course once drake feathers develop.
     

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