can pekin ducklings be colour sexed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kingpincray, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it turns out that some of my ducklings are pure blood of pekin. I noticed that a couple of them have pure orange bills and the other 2 have pinkish bills. Could one be male and the other female?

    I really hope it is as easy as that...
     
  2. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I'm pretty sure you can't sex Pekins by the bill color. We had five drakes this year and 4 had dark orange bills and one had a light colored bill. The 5 females had orange bills. I think in all Pekins the bills can be a range of colors from orange to yellow.
     
  3. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    i have one hen out of my 14 breeder pekin hens that has a lighter pinkish bill. it may be a genetic trait. but it has absolutley no bearing on the sex of the bird as an identifier or otherwise.
     

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