At what age does a male duck get the tail curl feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by headred, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Can someone tell me at about what age the male duck will develop that tail curl? I really think I have female Khakis, but they are not quacking like my Pekin, who is a few weeks younger.
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    sometimes the drake feather doesn't show up right away. try listening to the voices. the males are raspy. females 'quack'.

    i think that is correct. if i am mistaken, someone please correct. [​IMG]
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    My ducks got theirs at 6 months...I knew they were boys only because they are mallards and got their green heads...My mallards really sound alot alike I could never tell by how they sounded...My girls are really quite and the boys wont shut up..Its not quacking but they talk like crazy!!!!

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