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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    361
    1
    129
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
    Nebraska
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    11,199
    45
    311
    Oct 2, 2008
    Colorado
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    Barrowed from this website

    http://community-2.webtv.net/saraarmstrong/EggDucklingHelp/


    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
     
    flwrldy, racman and holysmokinkitty like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by