Any way to tell gender of 3 week old mallards?

PoultryGirly

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I have 6 baby mallard ducks and I need to know gender. Is there any way to tell? Thanks in advance.
 

PoultryGirly

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I'll try to get some pictures soon. It is dark out. Would it help with baby baby pictures or do you need updates?
 

Featherland

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It has been a while since I had ducks but I do remember that the females quack and make a lot of noise and the males are rather quiet.
The males will get a curly tail feather. I just don't remember at what age all this occurs.
 

Kevin565

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Give it a few more weeks and you will easily be able to voice sex them
 

hdowden

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mine are almost 8 weeks old and im still hoping back and forth between 2 males, 2 females, or a pair. im thinking its a pair but im not sure
 

PoultryGirly

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Well, I was just fooling around with them and I picked one up and it was going peep peep peep... and all of a sudden it's voice went very low and sounded like a honk or quacking sound. Is this a female? One other has a voice that sounds like it has a cold and it's raspy voice. Is this a male most likely?
 
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