Boy or girls!!

Chlobug25

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Hi everyone,
Ok so I have two beautiful duckies and I’ve been trying to teach myself on how to distinguish genders!! I’m having trouble though on figuring out what I have does anyone know? I’m thinking and hoping I have a boy and a girl 🥰
 

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cheezenkwackers

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It looks like you have two girls to me. With Khaki Campbell's (and supposedly other lacewing ducks), you can tell by the color of the feathers above their tails. Dark, solid brown means a male, two-toned means a female. Yours both have two-toned feathers. You can be sure I am correct if they both quack, nice loud obnoxious quacks. Be glad you got girls, boys are sweet when they are little but can become jerks.
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Chlobug25

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It looks like you have two girls to me. With Khaki Campbell's (and supposedly other lacewing ducks), you can tell by the color of the feathers above their tails. Dark, solid brown means a male, two-toned means a female. Yours both have two-toned feathers. You can be sure I am correct if they both quack, nice loud obnoxious quacks. Be glad you got girls, boys are sweet when they are little but can become jerks. View attachment 2165428
Thank you this is very insightful information. I’ve been curious as to tell the difference but that does make it easier to tell now. Thank you so much for your help. One more question I don’t know if they are fully grown but when is the right time for them to start producing eggs if there was a male available?
 

Chlobug25

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I’m gonna say they are probably gonna be females because they both quack really good they both started wicking like 2 months ago I believe!!
 

Chlobug25

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#MagnoliaDucks I would need a male to have fertilized eggs right and are they going to try to hide the eggs on me at all?
 

cheezenkwackers

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Thank you this is very insightful information. I’ve been curious as to tell the difference but that does make it easier to tell now. Thank you so much for your help. One more question I don’t know if they are fully grown but when is the right time for them to start producing eggs if there was a male available?
Like Magnolia said, no male necessary. My Khaki’s started laying a little over four months old. When they first start laying you may find eggs all over the place. Not necessarily hidden, more like “oops, I thought I was going to the bathroom and out popped an egg. Later, they sometimes hide them, especially in the spring. You can encourage them to lay were you want them to by having a nest box with dummy eggs in it. I just use rubbermade dish pans filled with pine shavings and wooden eggs from the craft store I painted white. It also helps to keep them locked in the morning until they are done laying. My girls are one to four years old and most of the eggs are in the box in the morning but I still find odd ones in random places. My family prefers duck eggs to chicken eggs btw. I love them.
 

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