Any way to tell gender of 3 week old mallards?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PoultryGirly, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. 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.
     
  2. PoultryGirly

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    Are the females darker than males or vice versa???
     
  3. MamaMarcy

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    Pics?
     
  4. 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?
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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

    hdowden Crowing

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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
     
  8. 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?
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  9. MamaMarcy

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    Pictures won't help me sex them I just want to see cute duckings [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenreferee

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    Loud and honky= girl. Raspy, whispery= boy.

    Time and feathers will tell the tale soon.
     

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