are my rouen ducks girl or a boy ?? please help

pomwoo

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hi ! my ducks are about 5 weeks old and my family and i are pretty confused on whether theyre girls or boys, they both have a green tint to their heads and some white feathers coming in but one of them is quite noisey and is quacking while the other one isnt. please help !!
 

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FunnyfarmMidwest

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hi ! my ducks are about 5 weeks old and my family and i are pretty confused on whether theyre girls or boys, they both have a green tint to their heads and some white feathers coming in but one of them is quite noisey and is quacking while the other one isnt. please help !!
I usually voice sex my ducks. Females quack or make a honking noise while males have a raspy voice. These links are very helpful to know what they sound like. They look too young still to sex by plumage if one is quacking it’s most likely a girl.

Here’s what a male sounds like- http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/boyquack.wav
Here’s a female- http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/girlquack.wav
Best of luck with your ducks!
-Rachel
 

MotherDucker35

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I would guess by the eye stripe and plumage that they are female. Rouens I'm pretty sure are a breed that varies quite a bit between male and female pretty quickly. The males get a greyish breast and green head and also have a pretty distinct throat patch. My girls started to fool me around that age with the green tint on their heads and top of tail feathers but if they have a brown color and the "diamond" pattern on the entire underside as well as the eye stripe I'm 99% sure you've got a pair of girls there. You should start to see a wing stripe soon! So fun to watch them grow🦆🦆😍
 

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