Bill Size

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by davekrista, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Uxbridge, MA
    Just curious, does the size of the bill on a pekin duck help determine sex? I have 1 duckling that has a bill that is noticable bigger than the others.
  2. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

    Mar 20, 2008
    No, but ya made me laugh [​IMG]
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    It could be a growth spur and the rest will catch up later. It could also be a mixed duckling with another breed in it like Muscovy. Can't go by size. I had hatches with big girls and then with big boys, or all the same all within the same breed. I guess you have to wait until they are around 7 weeks of age for their voice changes. Or you can steel their dignity and look under the hood.

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