deciphering this Rouen ducklings sex is the bane of my existence

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckymomlol, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Duckymomlol

    Duckymomlol Out Of The Brooder

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    So this little chomper was the first to quack so naturally I assumed it's a female. However today I'm noticing white feathers on the throat?!? Help. Please. [​IMG]
     
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  3. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    If it actually quacks, it's a girl. If it makes a kinda hoarse sound it's a boy.
     
  4. Duckymomlol

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    I wish I could figure out how to post a video. It's definitely a quack but it sounds kind of raspy, but not really, I don't know if that makes sense or not [​IMG]
     
  5. Duckymomlol

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    If it is a female, why would it be getting a white collar on its throat? I'm so confused, maybe it's a he she?
     
  6. LeiaLayers5

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    [​IMG]Chewy is a mallard, but here is early picture prior to male colors coming in that shows similar light coloring around neck.

    [​IMG]Here he is behind my Khaki drake and you can start to see male colors starting.

    [​IMG]This one you can see him in front prior to fully changing into his male coloring. Hope this helps.

    I had the same problem when I first had ducks. I was having difficulty telling between a male noise and a quack. Best way to try to figure it out by that is look up videos and compare. Usually female quacks sound more loud and like a honking sound to me, where as the males are quieter and almost a squeaky sound. I never considered the males raspy as they say. Females also tend to make a lot of noise constantly where as males tend to keep quieter and make sound only occasionally.
     
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  7. Duckymomlol

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    To me she sounds almost like a goose, loud and "honky", but that white little stripe on her throat just threw me off, they just started coming in yesterday and I was so confident she was a hen. Google definitely didn't help! [​IMG]
     
  8. The Duck Ladie

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    Hmm... I don't know. It sounds like it's a boy, but i's have to hear it to be certain. I know some people to post videos, post the video on youtube and then post the link here. Maybe I can find a video of a boy quack for you to hear.
     
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  10. ThePaulsRanch

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    I do have a question concerning Rouen duck coloring..... Do both sexes get green feathers on their head? I have two 4 week olds, and when I was drying them off from their baths, ( with their heads tossing too and fro) they were shimmery green! A stripe on each head.
     

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