Do female Mallards feather faster than males?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by araucanasmom, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Mallard (Niblet) is 30 days old and has feathered in completely on the belly has tail feather and has feathers in front of the wings already. We thought it was male, but now not sure.
    I know female chickens feather faster than males and was wondering if ducks are the same.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    In my particular brood the males seemed to feather out faster
     
  3. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And with mine the females are fully featherd and the drake is slackin' behind.

    Hey Kevin!!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hey QuackerJack Farms [​IMG]. I was just about to check the hatch day thread
     

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