Boy or Girl

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hayleigh Barnes, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Hayleigh Barnes

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    Hello everyone! I was just wondering if anyone could give me any help. I have had my muscovy duck for about about 5 months now ( I got him at 3 weeks old) and I was wondering if anyone could tell if it was a boy or girl?? I just assumed he is a boy as I've named him Leonard haha.. But please if anyone could tell me it would be greatly appreciated.

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    I love him/her to bits and I'm thinking of getting another one and I would like it to be of the opposite sex. So I would really like to know what he/she is. :p



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    Leonard as a baby. So cuuuuuuuttte.
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen :)
    At 5 months old, a male would be twice that size and have a lot more caruncling on his face. So I say you have a beautiful female!
     
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  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but I am going to disagree and say its a drake. It does not appear to have a feminine head and the amount of caruncles and their placement suggests male to me. Compared to the hens in the pictures, the duck looks larger. A muscovy female at that age will be shorter than a typical large fowl chicken (only way I could think to describe it) a drake will be larger than a chicken. A muscovy hen will weigh around 5 lbs.
     
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  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of noise can you get it to make? any honks/quacks? Boys/drakes NEVER do either, does it hiss and wag at you>? that's a drake... the facial flesh hard to tell by that, as i have some that will be 5mths mid Nov and have about the same, they are 100% drakes... lol

    I'd like to see a better shot of it's legs and from the side actually, honestly by pictures it can be hard to tell especially if you lack any other 'scovies to put it up against.

    Here is a snap of one of my young drakes his sister is in behind... early Oct so almost 4mths old.

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    and another one of my boys

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    He was 4mths old in this one... he is from the same clutch as the drake in the first pic yet has more flesh and still does...
     
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  5. yo burrill

    yo burrill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my Drake with his two hens. They were this springs chicks. If you can pick up your bird and put it under one arm it is a hen. I cant begin to put Howard under my arm!! Both girls I can.
    I think yours is a Drake too. Its is very wide through the chest like mine is. My hens are much narrower and a finer build.
     
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  6. Hayleigh Barnes

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    he does hiss at my dog abd wags his tail alot. But he mostly makes a high pitched babbling noise. He/she never hisses at people. For example when its time to be let out of the coop in the morning he makes this high pitched babble its not loud though. Sort of mumbles to himself/herself. haha
     
  7. Hayleigh Barnes

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    haha i dont know about under the arm but we have to run after him for a bit then after a while he will give up abd just squat to the ground waiting to be picked up. at first we would grab him and hed squeal sorta and flail his legs around but know he just stays still when u hold him with two hands around him.
     
  8. Hayleigh Barnes

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    but in saying that he used to make a quacking noise when he/she was 2 months. not anymore though.
     
  9. Hayleigh Barnes

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    These guys are beautiful <3
     
  10. Hayleigh Barnes

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    Howard is a heaps cute name haha
     

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