Assistance please vent sexing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HollyDuckFarmer, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone. Need some advice on vent sexing. I've got several mixes here on the farm, one is 9 wks, the others are 7 wks. Is it too late to vent sex them? One of the 7 wk olds has a distinctive duck quack, the others are really quiet but I would like to be sure because I can keep them as egg producers if they are ducks. I picked up one today and I couldn't even locate the vent! So I need help. Oh yes, since these are mixes, (Pekins, Rouens, Khaki Campbells) Im thinking that i wont be able to wait and rely on the green heads. Many thanks everyone.
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    if you arent experienced and couldnt find the vent today I would say you need to wait for the voice change, coloration difference and drake curls on the males.
     
  3. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From everything I've read, you can voice sex pretty reliably by 8-10 weeks...and drake feathers start appearing soon after. Vent sexing is pretty unreliable unless you know what you are doing.
     
  4. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, will be going with the voices. :)
     

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