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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iskris, Jul 9, 2016.
Hi all, first time duck owner! Just wondering if any can tell if these are boys for girls?
I’m not sure if you can tell this young with Appleyards. Eventually the females will quack and the males will make a rasping noise, and the males will also have curled feathers on their tail. But unless voice differences are discernible this early (not sure as I only have Muscovies), I don’t think you can tell.
It's really hard to tell at this age, we were sure that one of ours was a female for weeks and it turned out to be a male.
By looks I'm not sure, But one way to tell is Boys will get a whispery voice when they get older while girls actually quack.
These are WH's, yes? Did you get them as hatchlings? If you have any pics within the first 3 days of hatch we could make decent guesses. They can be sexed by bill color with 70-90% accuracy after hatch but that window is small. Boys have darker bills, girls are lighter with a dark tip.
Hi all, may be late, but I ended up having two girls and three boys. Thanks for you help!