Can anyone tell the sex of my ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckfeathers, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. duckfeathers

    duckfeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four ducklings only a few days old. I heard you can tell the sex of them by bill color at this age. Any ideas as to gender?
    -two have dark bills with dark feet
    -two have pink bills with black dots near the tip.and pinkish feet

    if you need pics I'll try and post some

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You cant tell sex by color of bill. Basically you can vent sex , wait until they either "quack" or have a quieter wispy voice usually around 6ish weeks old, or wait until they lay an egg or not.
     
  3. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is not way to tell the sex of the ducklings by their bill color.
    the only way is by vent sexing
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and [​IMG]
     
  5. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

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    Hi duckfeathers! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Do you have Welsh Harlequins? I've read those can be sexed by bill color with 90% accuracy, but it might just be right when they hatch. Do you have photos of your ducklings?

    At the bottom of this page it mentions the difference between the bill colors at hatch: http://www.muscovyduckcentral.com/thefarm/welshharlequin.html

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  6. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Venting isnt hard , And their are some great you tube videos that can walk you through .. just be gentle It is not a squeezing thing .. Always acurate if you see hes a Male .. Leaves you wondering if you did it wrong if you think you have a female .. lol Takes some practice . But I even asked the last pair I bought if I could vent them on the spot .. and they let me ! I really only wanted a Pair
     
  7. duckfeathers

    duckfeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for this! I'll try all your suggestions!
     
  8. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But you didn't respond ... wordgirl asked: what breed are your ducks? [​IMG]
     
  9. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're Welsh Harlequins PM Duckgirl. She's got that breed.
     
  10. duckfeathers

    duckfeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes- QuackerJackFarms has got it right. They are four beautiful welsh harlequin ducklings[​IMG]

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