Could use some help, Quackers is quacking at about 5 weeks, female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by can you hear me now?, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all I have a duckling about 5 weeks old and it is quacking a little already. Does this mean this may be a she? I am not sure but I thought I read that it was more than likely and my DW and I would like to hope we have a female duck. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Only females quack, so if it's quacking you have a girl.
     
  3. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww we have a Quackers too! Her name is Miss Quackers (because everyone has a duck named "Quackers"). She's a female Pekin.
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is sooooo funny I am pretty sure ours is a pekin also. She was supposed to be a chicken but we got a surprise when a week after our chickens the duck was in the incubator.
     
  5. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    if you hear any quacking, even just a little, it is a girl. Boys never quack, but rather have a raspy almost whiny sound to them
     
  6. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish someone could post a video of a runner making the drake sound. It's all so confusing when you don't know if you have one.
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    There is a sticky at the top of the duck forum. The SEXING DUCKS thread has sound files.
     

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