Ancona Drakes ??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tony garza, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. tony garza

    tony garza Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I hatched both call duck and ancona eggs and they hatched at the same time - about 4 months ago. The call duck drakes have already displayed their drake tail feathers. Not the anconas. I hatched 10 ancona ducklings but none of them have drake tail feathers. I really doubt that I have 10 hens. Do ancona drakes take longer to show drake feathers ?

    Tony
     
  2. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also tell drakes by their quiet, raspy voice - only the hens make big bold quacks. If your timing is right I would have expected to see drake feathers - but what do their voices tell you?

    And can you share pics of your anconas? [​IMG]
     
  3. tony garza

    tony garza Out Of The Brooder

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    They're really about 3 months and 1 week old. Finally found the old hatching schedule. I hope you can help with the pics.

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  4. tony garza

    tony garza Out Of The Brooder

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    Still learning how to use this box call a 'puter. [​IMG]
     
  5. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell sex without drake feathers either. But they are gorgeous!

    Here is a youtube video that demonstrates the difference in voice:

    (By order of appearance:
    1: Male
    2: Female
    3: Duckling - male
    4: Duckling - female)

    Can you pick yours up one by one to tell what noise each makes?
     

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