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

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    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

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    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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