Can One Tell Gender by Flight Feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Amber83, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Amber83

    Amber83 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2016
    I have 3 Khaki ducks. I've been told that I have a female and two males by a friend (only by hearing them) and the seller had ordered a straight run, so she was unsure of the genders. One is crazy vocal (quacks and honks) the other two whisper/hiss. The one that quacks has rounded, dark brown flight feathers while the other two have squared, almost black flight feathers. Is there a trait in the feathers with specific genders?

  2. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    The one that quacks/honks is a girl. The ones that whisper/hiss are boys.

    I am not aware of flight feathers being indicative of gender. Voice, drake curl and laying of eggs are the best ways to sex adults (and coloring for those that have different coloring by gender)
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