do i have a male mallard duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by maoreme, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    i got 3 mallard ducklings a few day ago and they are a little over a month old and one of them is tarting to form a white ring around its neck does that mean it's a boy
     
  2. hybridhennen<3

    hybridhennen<3 New Egg

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    I'm not sure about colourings, but i heard that if it's a boy, it quacks (loud) and if its a girl they tend to be quiet. But that isn't official it could just be gossip [​IMG]
     
  3. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hybridhennen<3 :

    I'm not sure about colourings, but i heard that if it's a boy, it quacks (loud) and if its a girl they tend to be quiet. But that isn't official it could just be gossip [​IMG]

    It's actually the other way round, females are very loud and males are quiet! With colours, once they get the adult colours through (Fluff -> Juvenile feathers -> Adult feathers) you'll be able to tell. Males and females both look the same during the first two stages.​
     

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