Am I a boy or girl? Muscovy gender help please!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by featherfinder, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Always thought a girl but not really sure. This is my only muscovy and it hisses alot. I never hear trills anymore like i use to. Also has the feather mohawk on top of the head when she hisses.






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  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Looks like a male from the huga caruncles. My muscovy girl's are tiny.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    He looks like a drake to me as well
     
  4. maggiemmm

    maggiemmm Out Of The Brooder

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    The females will usually peep or honk if someone -another duck grabs their tail feathers ;-) The carnuncling and the BIG feet look like a male to me too. I have 5 females and one male POHI .. he is twice as big as the girls and hisses . Very protective. He has a disability - his wing is malformed.. Hence POHI.. physically or otherwise health impaired. ;-) He is a great duck too! You will LOVE your Muscovy.. they are SO MUCH more quiet and reserved than say the Swedish blue who sounds like a foghorn ALL of the time.
     
  5. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover


    All my other ducks are runners and i have 1 black swedish drake. I do love Gizmo but he needs to go to a new home. He was a rescue so to say and now that he is being mean to all the other duckies and pulling feathers i can not keep him around. But also wanted to know if i had a drake or a girl. You are right and he is a great duck, my most friendliest actually just also the most aggressive with my others...
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EWWW, look at all those... those... THOSE... RED THINGS [​IMG][​IMG]..... S/he is still a cutie [​IMG]
     
  7. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

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    Those "red things" are crauncles and they are adorable. You have to have a special love for muscovies. They are one of the best breeds for pets. Your drake is adorable especially because he has crauncles.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know they are caruncles, its just a inside joke with me and featherfinder......

    personally i think muscovies have a face only a mother could love :/......... her drake is still cute....
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 5 hens here, they make quite a few noises BUT only my drakes hiss.. the 'mo hawk' i find while the drakes do that the most(especially my young blacks ones) some hens will to, i have one that does so that really IME isn't a gender thing.. the vocals most certainly are...
     
  10. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Thank you everyone for your help. With him being a drake the home i had for him can not take another boy so I have posted him in the auction area here if anyone is intersted [​IMG]
     

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