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Bill Size

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

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Songster

    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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