Do muted colors in mallard ducklings indicate sex?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickInDelight, May 6, 2011.

  1. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    I have 5 darling flying mallards. One of the five has muted colors compared to all the others. Could I have one female and 4 males? [​IMG]
     
  2. MissusDee

    MissusDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they now? That really doesn't indicate sex.
     
  3. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    I picked up the babies at one week of age. The color variation was apparent immediately. [​IMG]
     
  4. DuckLover9138

    DuckLover9138 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will know in 1 month when they grow up.
     
  5. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    The ducks are one month old now. I see patterns on the wing tips. What am I looking for to tell sex? [​IMG]
     
  6. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would suggest they are not pure mallards.

    Clint
     

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