8 Week Muscovy-- Gender ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jjfester, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Jjfester

    Jjfester Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

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

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. Jjfester

    Jjfester Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply. I am just praying they are not both boys.
     
  4. robinjs11

    robinjs11 Out Of The Brooder

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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.[​IMG]
    Mine were about 10 weeks here. Male on the left and female on the right.
     
  5. Jjfester

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    I believe they are the same size feet, I will see if I can get a picture of their feet.
     
  6. robinjs11

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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. [​IMG]
    Also, males will keep the fuzz on the back of their neck longer than females
     
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  7. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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