can you feather sex 3-4 eek old ducklings???????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Taylor, May 21, 2010.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 3-5 week old khaki-campbell ducklings and their feathers are coming in and they look like the moms feathers, any pics of yours would help tremendously!!!!!!! :) Is this a proper way to sex them??????
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Might be a bit wearly to tell from the feathers alone as the drakes will get their true colours after molting....Have you tried listening to their voices ?? That might give you a clearer indication at this age. Girl have the louder quack and the boys have a more raspy voice.
     
  3. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    You might be able to quack sex them now, but definetly not feather sex. With almost every breed, male and females get female feathers first. Then the males moult that and get their male feathers.
     

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