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Boy or girl welsh harlequins??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iskris, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. iskris

    iskris New Egg

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    Hi all, first time duck owner! Just wondering if any can tell if these are boys for girls?[​IMG]
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  2. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. ElleenLee

    ElleenLee Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  4. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    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.
     
  5. gal5150

    gal5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016
  6. iskris

    iskris New Egg

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    Hi all, may be late, but I ended up having two girls and three boys. Thanks for you help!
     

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