Anyone heard of sexing Khaki campbells by their bean on the bill?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bock_Bock, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i was just reading on google about be able to sex khakis by if their bean on their bill is a diffrent color then the rest of the beak, jw if you heard of this before as i have a khaki and i wanted to sex it thanks so much
  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i hope this method works as my duck has all the same color bill any1 know:?
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I've never heard of it. You can sex them by their voices at a pretty young age though.
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    Quote:How does this work if you only have 1 duck lol i know you compare the 2 if you have more then one but i only have one lol what do they sound like?
  5. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    The guy at my feed store told me to pic up a duck and shake them (gently but enough to make them make a sound). If they make a very loud and distinct "quack!" it is a girl but if the sound is lower pitched and more of a hissing sound than a formal quack it is a boy.
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    but my duck doesnt quack it chirps like my chicks do lol
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Poor thing! A duck with an identity crisis [​IMG]
    Just kidding. My ducks that hatched with my chickens chirped for awhile too. It was so funny!!
    I am wondering too, as I just bought and assortment of ducks from the feed store.
    Good luck, doll
  8. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    well i will try to see if i can get some picks of my chicks and duck tomorrow my duck is at the age where its feathers are just now growing in so i will see if i can get a sound out of it lol pics to come
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I HAVE heard of the bean thing, I just can't remember where or whether it was the dark bean that meant girl or what.
  10. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
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    Sight Sexing Ducklings! (for Khaki Campbell's only)
    There are 2 kinds of Khaki Campbells. Light and Dark.

    The Darker Khaki's are a darker shade of khaki brown. The Light Khaki's are a lighter shade of khaki brown.

    Now comes the interesting part, you have to look at the bean on the end of the bill. The adult males have a darker bean then the rest of their bill. The adult females have a bean that is very close to the color of the bill.

    You won't be able notice the difference until 4 to 6 weeks of age. As they grow you will see a gradual change as the color deepens. Then one day it will be just as plain as the bean on there bill :)

    Here are the adult bill and bean colors:
    -Dark Khaki Campbell Drakes has a bluish green bill and black bean.
    -Light Khaki Campbell Drakes has a yellow bill and a medium brown bean.
    -Dark Khaki Campbell Hens has a slate gray bill and bean.
    -Light Khaki Campbell Hens has a slate gray bill and carmel colored bean.
    -I have one Lighter Khaki Campbell Hen who dosen't quit fit the standard, she has a medim brown bill and a carmel colored bean. She's very cute and sweet.

    Another difference between a male and a female duckling is at 5 to 8 weeks of age. When the male's head and the neck become a shade or two darker then the body feathers. The female feathers are a uniform shade of brown.

    A male is about 20% larger then a female.

    Now if you think you have a good ear, the voice of a young male is different from a female. As adults the male has a raspy voice, in younger males you can sense that raspy sounding voice. But, it is a challange to detect it. In females the voice is a clear quack and in the young females it sounds like a squeeky toy.

    Now, this won't work for most other breeds of ducks, because the bean may not be darker in the adults
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