Blue Swedish

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lifesong Farm, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went into TSC 3 weeks ago and came home with 2 Blue Sweish and 1 Black swedish ducklings. At what age will I be able to tell what sex they are?
     
  2. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think, I might be wrong, around the 5-6 week range. If a person was experienced, I think you would be able to find out a lot earlier without the possibility of injuring or hurting the bird.
     
  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I can vent sex ducklings at 3-4 days old. [​IMG]
     
  4. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ya but I don't think they would be happy if I shipped them to you to sex. Lol you gotta rememer I am in IN.

    Am I looking at the feathersite right... can you tell the males by the lighter color of the beak? If so I think I have 1 male and 2 females. The black on has a black beak, one of the blues has a dark almost black beak and the other blue has a light gray with small yellow splotches on its beak.
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    The beak thing never worked for me [​IMG]
    I could tell by the sound they make
     
  6. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took picks of heads.
    All 3
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    Lighter Beaked Blue
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  7. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Explain please. These are my first ducks. I couldn't resist when we went into TSC. We had been thinking about them and then there they were.
     
  8. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    You cannot tell their sex from beak color. I have 2 female Pekin ducks, one with an orange beak, the other with a pink beak. You can't tell by size either. You can vent sex, wait until the feathers come in (to look for a drake feather), or sex by the quack. Those are the most reliable ways. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the differences in the quacks?
     
  10. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    Males have a raspy quieter quack, while females have a full deep LOUD quack.
     

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