can you guess the gender of my Muscovy???

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  1. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she is a lavender pied cross and about 3-4 months old, some of the pics show my calls and a mallard drake for size comparison.[​IMG]
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to say female. Males have usually have a tail that curls up at the end. I think by 3-4 months a curl would have developed on the Muscovy if it was male.
     
  3. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think Muscovies got a drake curl?? :confused:
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a male. Muscovy don't get tail curls. But the size compared to the others he is huge. A female would be a little bit bigger than a mallard.
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

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    See I learn something new everyday. But I figured if I responded with a guess someone else would notice the thread and come along with the answer. He is a handsome Muscovy.
     
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  6. Chicken Tamer

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    Muscovies dont get the curly Q. It looks a male to me, because of the size. But I am still not sure. Its hard to tell on Muscovies
     
  7. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm pretty sure its a girl, my drake seems to be paying her lots of attention, and is bent on mounting her.
     
  8. Chicken Tamer

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    Hm, well they will do that just to show who is the boss. You may just have to wait. I didnt find out that my Muscovy was a boy till he started mounting, and before he did start, the other drakes would mount him to show who is boss
     
  9. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My females will mount each other too. So, that is not a reliable way to tell.

    How much would you say that it weighs now?
     
  10. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It maybe weighs like 5lbs, she isn't really that big, my mallard drake is a month younger than her/him. She is stretching her neck out when the drake mounts her. :confused:
     

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