Cayuga male or female

Sierra67

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I have 4 cayuga ducks that are 10 weeks old. One of them has a curled tail feather and has for about 4-5 weeks now. The other 3 don’t, one of them has a white feather which only females are supposed to have, is there a way to tell that the other 2 are females as well for do I really have to wait until 12 weeks. They’re all siblings, all hatched the same day. I have a 1 year old drake as well they didn’t like the other known male but was fine with the other three is that a sign that the 2 others I’m asking about are females?
 

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does this seem like a female? 10 weeks old
 

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Sierra67

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Hmm. That still sounds like it could go either way to me. I wouldn't be sure until you hear a definite QUACK or it's voice lowers into a rasp sound.
Sometimes a drake can sound like that when it's in between voice changing. But.. the white feather does usually indicate female so 🤞
I sure hope it and my 2 others are females I’ve already got 2 males and 1 known female so I need these 3 others to be females
 

shawluvsbirds

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If they sounded like that I’d already know, I just thought you were able to tell sooner than that point
I suppose people who have raised a lot of them might be able to make a real good guess before that point, but I sure can't.
There's always vent sexing..but I've tried that and been wrong too so it's not worth putting them through that for me. 💁🏻‍♀️
 

Sierra67

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I suppose people who have raised a lot of them might be able to make a real good guess before that point, but I sure can't.
There's always vent sexing..but I've tried that and been wrong too so it's not worth putting them through that for me. 💁🏻‍♀️
I tried that as ducklings and got all males now they’re appearing to look female
 

shawluvsbirds

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I tried that as ducklings and got all males now they’re appearing to look female
Yeah.. vent sexing doesn't look like it should be that hard but I guess you need more experience with it than what I have to be sure. I've raised more call ducks than Cayuga. I can usually voice sex them by 5 or 6 weeks. The Cayugas take a lot longer for me to be sure.
 

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