8-9 week old Muscovy sexing. Cute pics inside :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NHUH, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. NHUH

    NHUH Chirping

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    Hi guys. So I adopted a momma and these two babies. She had 4 babies I got to take two. Out of the 4, these two were the smallest, just by a little.

    I have my suspicions on the sex but I would love to hear your opinions please :)


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  2. casportpony

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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I think they are both females.
     
  4. NHUH

    NHUH Chirping

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    Wouldn’t that be nice ❤️
    I do have to correct the age. I think she said they are around 7 weeks now.
    Thank you for your answer oldhenlikesdogs
     
  5. Daphne_loves_mealworms

    Daphne_loves_mealworms Crowing

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    They are as lovely as can be, as are both Karen and your adult Muscovy hen! :love:love
     
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  6. Claires Poultry

    Claires Poultry Songster

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    They are absolutely beautiful! I'm thinking they might be hens. What do you think they are @NHUH
     
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  7. NHUH

    NHUH Chirping

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    Nibs is definitely a girl in my opinion, Nougat is standing a little wider apart, less wing development and is very friendly and more adventurous, so in comparison to Nibs, Nougat has more male attributes. But that doesn’t have to mean anything :) Time will tell I guess. I am enjoying this little family a lot. Momma took them into the house at 7:30pm last night, their first night. Good duckies
     
  8. Claires Poultry

    Claires Poultry Songster

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    @NHUH Happy Muscovy-ing! :)
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    That was my initial thought too, but than I compared wing feather growth and they look similar. Females will get wing feathers faster than males.
     
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  10. Jbently28

    Jbently28 Songster

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    I would guess Nibs to be male, but only because the legs are thicker than Nougat's.
     
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