Boy or girl??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spunkychickenmomma, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. spunkychickenmomma

    spunkychickenmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely new to ducks and not sure on the gender of the one and only I have. I know it is a Muskovy but that's about it.

    Thanks for the help.
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Looks like a duck to me, how old?
     
  3. LissyB

    LissyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    No curly tail feathers, so not a drake. But ya, how old?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It's a Muscovy, drakes don't get the curly tail feathers.[​IMG]
     
  5. LissyB

    LissyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL! Didn't know that! Until a few minutes ago looking at a muscovy thread![​IMG]
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree ML, with the OP holding the bird it appears not that large, however an age would be helpful. It's head sorta reminds me of my 5mth old duck.
     
  7. spunkychickenmomma

    spunkychickenmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The duck is a little over 5 months old.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It's really hard to tell by a pic when you don't have another Muscovy for comparison, that being said drakes by 5 months usually have thick legs ducks slender, drakes will begin to make low noises girls high pitched trilling, boys sound like they have a cold they say it sounds like hissing but I have geese and they hiss not my scovie drakes. . and most drakes stand taller than ducks. Usually the thick legs and voice is the biggest giveaway though.
     
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  9. spunkychickenmomma

    spunkychickenmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have a female, at what age do they usually start laying?
     
  10. petjem

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    I'd say female too. As the other members here have told me about 6 months old they start laying. [​IMG]
     

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