Call ducks sexing and finding more?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by destin0709, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 call ducks - white with black spots. I had a pair of pekin ducks years ago and could tell the sex from the curly feather, but they don't have them yet. I got them on May 9th ranging from 1-2 weeks old. I also hear 1 duck has a loud honking sound where other 3 are more quiet when quacking at me for treats. When do they get the curly feather or do call ducks even get them? I thought I read the louder duck is the female? My daughter wants to name them and give them appropriate boy/girl names. LOL Also I would love other colors but I am having a hard time finding ducklings or fertilized eggs in my area I had to drive 2 hours for these ones and they don't have any left. Any ideas where to find fertilized eggs that can be shipped to me?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I have calls and it took me 3-4 months to correctly sex them! They do get curls but it takes a bit-I cannot sex by their noises:( Never could
     
  3. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, I guess well have to wait a little longer to name them then. [​IMG]
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I have 152 call duck eggs in the incubator now, 15 almost fully feathered ducklings in the grow up pen and the adults. I vent sexed all the ducklings, after the first two it went very quickly.

    Magpie, grey, blue fawn, blue pied, grey pied, white, snowy, pastel eggs set most will be for sale as I will only keep one or two from any color.

    Females do Quack, ever play with a duck call at walmart or a sporting goods store? They sound JUST like them. The boys whasp and mutter.
     
  5. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly what 3 sound like and they are larger than the 1 making loud honking noise.
     
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  6. Skittlez

    Skittlez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    destin0709 where are you located? I have a pair of calls on a BIN if you are interested in looking. I am in IL.
     
  7. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FLChickens and Skittlez I sent you a message. Or I think I did. I'm new to BYC so still learning how to work it.
     
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  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Got it just now, let me know if you have any other questions.

    Shellie
     
  9. Skittlez

    Skittlez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't get your pm. Maybe it's in limbo. LOL!
     
  10. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skittlez I tried sending again. I think I clicked on email so I did PM this time. Hopefully you get it. Boy I hate being new at things I get so lost! LOL
     

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