Boys or girls

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nannychachi, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. nannychachi

    nannychachi Just Hatched

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    My four Anconas are a month old now and all of their tails turn up. Not curly yet, just turned up. Is this an indication that they are boys?
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. At a month old, you still have a bit to wait.
    The drake feather doesn't appear until 4-6 months.
    In a few more weeks, you should be able to voice sex them.
     
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  3. chixndux

    chixndux New Egg

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    I have a question. I have call cross ducklings and I have noticed this little tuft of yellow hair on my ducklings' tail. They are almost 2 weeks. Could this be the male curly feather developing?[​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That is where the oil gland is that they use to spread oil over their feathers for water proofing.
     
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  5. chixndux

    chixndux New Egg

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    Oh! Cool! Thank you so much!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC @chixnducks
     

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