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A new way to sext ducklings.... it this true?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brookesducks, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. brookesducks

    brookesducks Out Of The Brooder

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    When I got my ducklings at TSC they asked me if I wanted girls or boys and I needed 2 female. Apparently if you hold them on your back if they hold. I think legs close to their body its a female and if one or both stick out its a boy. The 2 that I got did keep their legs to their body and the other stuck one out so I'm thinking this could actually be true. If Any of you have a duckling and you know the sex could you try it and see if this is true?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It works 50 % of the time.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - as with all the "old wives tales" on sexing, this one has a 50/50 chance of hitting it right, but is not based on any actual scientific process.
     
  4. brookesducks

    brookesducks Out Of The Brooder

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    so basically guessing would have the same chance hahah
     
  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls peep higher than the boys but vent sexing is a sure way to know. When they are older, only the girls quack. Their legs are the same whether they are boys or girls.
     

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