any1 know how to sex week old wood ducks? without vent sexing?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by lcw1995, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
  2. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    I asked the same thing re week old Mandarins and the response was to vent sex or wait....sometimes leg color and bill color tell us too- but that takes waiting or heaps of experience too. I'll try vent sexing one of these days....they are so jumpy every time I go out to just talk to mine!
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Thats the only way I know of .
  4. philter4

    philter4 Songster

    Apr 3, 2011
    Placerville CA
    You can have a vet take blood and do a DNA test to sex them, it costs about $25 per bird plus whatever cost the vet charges. My thought is how important is it for you to know the sex at this age? It might be worth the money for you to have it done if there is a specific reason.
  5. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    no,it's not a big deal.
    just wondering what i got.
    bantam hen has been raising them for a week to a week and a half.
    doing very well, growing more and more everyday.

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