Blue Swedish Gender...*pics on bottom of page*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NewHopePoultry, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard in a few places that you can tell the gender of a blue swedish duck by the color of the bill. Is this true? If so what colors means female and what color means male?
     
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  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    anyone?
     
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd be interested also as I hatched out two about a month ago and neither wants to try quaking noises. I swear they are the quietest ducklings I've ever seen.
     
  4. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the bill.. but My girls do quack for me and they are around 5-6 weeks now.
     
  5. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
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    I don't know if this is true for all blue swedish ducks but I have 4 girls and a boy and all the girls have dark grayish/black/blue bills and the boy has a yellowish/gray/green bill.
     
  6. I just found this in Holderreads book under blue colored ducks including Swedish:
    "Bills are green blue in drakes and nearly black in ducks."
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

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    So what would you guess these were based on the bills:

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  8. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #3 and 4 I would say females. #2 I think male. Not sure with #1. I'm leaning toward female though.

    Laurie
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

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    I hope it works out that way [​IMG]
     
  10. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 + 4 are females 2 is a male and 1 is both [​IMG]
     

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