Do hens do they "Hey You!" Whistle? Or only drakes? PEEEEEP??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know the whistle I mean? I've got a little one doing the baby-version. Wondering if it's a boy thing or an everyone-thing [​IMG]

    Also noticing, I think it's the dominant duck in each group who's done it - first-born, both times. My sample size is small so I'm not drawing conclusions, just find it interesting [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Red

    Miss Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard my females do it... But my male does when he sees me with the food. "Heyyy she's got feed!" -whistle-
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Whistle? I haven't heard a whistle yet or maybe I am missing it. I know I have 2 males so far. Ok, I think I have 2 boys so far.
    How old are they when you hear the whistle? Or am I just missing something all together here?
    Maybe I can't hear it over Rowena yakking all the time or Quackers talking to herself constantly.

    I was pretty sure that the two in the back were boys. A Pekin/Rouen mix and a Rouen. They don't quack but the Runner (Quackers) and Rowena quack a lot.

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  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    I have only heard my drakes do that....the one I KNOW is a hen just quacks very loudly when she sees the "food person".[​IMG]
     
  5. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol it sounds sorta like the kind of whistle you do with two fingers in your mouth, to get someone's attention - "HEY BUDDY!" Starts low, ends high.

    Maybe they're trying to hail a cab [​IMG]
     
  6. Bryanccfshr

    Bryanccfshr Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pekin drake who does the whistle. Very cute and why I haven't ate him.
     

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