can pekin ducklings be colour sexed?

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

  1. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Palmerston North
    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

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    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

    Apr 24, 2010
    NW Alabama
    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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