8 Week Muscovy-- Gender ?

Jjfester

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 17, 2015
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DuPont, Washington
I have 2 almost 8 Week Muscovy and I was wondering if anyone could take a guess as to whither these are male or female?

They both appear to be around the same size and I cannot tell with their legs and feet since I have nothing to compare to.

Would anyone mind trying to take a crack at it? Also when do they start getting their more telling signs of sex?








I can try and get better pictures if needed, wasn't sure which angle was best. Thank you in advance
 

quackingdom

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Jul 10, 2015
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Hmm...the one on the left seems to have a bit more of a boyish build and the one on the right seems to look a little more like a girl. It's a bit early to tell for sure, though.
 

robinjs11

In the Brooder
May 21, 2016
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When comparing their feet, do they both have the same size? If they are the same size then they are probably the same gender.
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Mine were about 10 weeks here. Male on the left and female on the right.
 

robinjs11

In the Brooder
May 21, 2016
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5
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Males will also have longer bodies. From the end of their wing feathers to the tip of their tail will be a longer distance. These were my first ducks so I didn't realize what sex they were until 10 weeks but now looking back I should have known at about 4 weeks. Here are 2 females on the left and 2 males on the right.
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Also, males will keep the fuzz on the back of their neck longer than females
 
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quackingdom

Crowing
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Jul 10, 2015
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Wing growth is a key telling factor for me. Females' wings will grow much faster than males'. When the females have visible primary sprouts, the males won't yet.
 

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