Hello friends, Back in January i ordered new ducklings from Ideal. I got a sexed Snowy mallard that is supposed to be a girl. I also decided to keep an unsexed pekin, which i'm pretty sure is a girl. Ayways, my snowy mallard i was not worried about since i had it sexed. They are five weeks old now and two weeks ago i thought i almost heard the beginnings of a quack, but the mallard is so small and makes such cute little sounds it's hard to tell. It was def. not a peep, but sounded like a higher pitched version of when a duck's voice changes. But then little Sammy did not make that noise again. It's back to mostly peppeing with an occasional stressed out yelp included. Her feathering is coming in and it's not looking how i was expecting. She has a black head. It almost looks like male coloring. So i have a few questions: 1.) Do male snowy mallards make any noises except peeping when this old? (5 weeks) 2.) How does the male's voice change? 3.) Do male snowy mallards get their coloring before they molt the first time? 4.) Is there any reason why my snowy has a black head? lol here's a pic: Oh and that's not a crest, just the rest of her yellow fluff falling off. She started out all yellow, and even had a little bald spot on her neck, but now has this all black head. any ideas?