Another Gender Post

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Patch6713, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Patch6713

    Patch6713 Chirping

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    So I was given these two Call mallard ducks a month or so ago. I was told they were two males. The first picture you can see the green head of the duck while the other one has much more of a gray head. Also, it's tough to see but the duck with the green head has a white ring on its neck. It also has more colorful feathers, but not by much. The other ducks is more gray overall.
    As far as I know they are about 4-5 month old. I can't really tell a difference in their quacking sounds however they are very binder and stay close together and like to stay away from me so it's tough to tell who makes what noise. No eggs yet (because that would be an obvious give away).
    Any thoughts? Because I have mine.

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  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    The one with green on the head feathers is a drake-
    the more muted toned one is a hen. Nice looking birds!
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Well, the first is definitely a male. The second might be a male too, but in eclipse plumage. If they sound the same to you, they are probably both males. A female's quack is pretty distinct and female Calls are LOUD.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Drake and a Hen..definitely not in eclipse plumage at 4.5 months old..
     
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  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I would also say you have a lovely pair.
    Listen to my ducks on this video. Mostly what you hear are the females. They are always louder. At around :42 seconds, a female quacks loud. Have you heard anything like this?
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    That's a mess of Calls :love
     
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  7. Patch6713

    Patch6713 Chirping

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    Yes. Hear that all the time. I assumed they both do it, never have paid attention to which one has done it. I was told when I was given them that Call ducks were loud so I just assumed it was normal. I knew females were louder but assumed males made the same quack.
     
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  8. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Then definitely a pair :) Your female is probably drowning out the sounds of your male, haha.
     
  9. Patch6713

    Patch6713 Chirping

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    I'm sure my neighbors hear the quacks all the time also.
     
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