does anybody know how to tell if a duck is male or female

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by teresa42299, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a couple of ducks and don't know what duck is a male or female. we know one is a female and have at least 2 males. they are mallard ducks. none of them have the dark green heads but one does have a little green.
     
  2. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? My mallards took ages to get the green feathers.. it might help if i could see a picture :)
     
  3. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 of them are 4-5 months. 1 is a few weeks. 3 are 1-2 years. ill get pics as soon as I can.
     
  4. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not sure if the few week old one is a mallard. we just got him.
     
  5. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay awesome, thankyou and yeah i think itheir still at that hard to tell stage :)
     
  6. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello I have mallards and the way I tell them apart visualy is by looking at the bill if the bill is olive green with some to no black spots its male , if its orange with some black around the nose. it is a female. another way is vent sexing they have some videos on youtube by mertzer farms on how to sex ducklings and geese its the same for when they are older.
     
  7. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] my female mallard
    [​IMG]Male mallard in eclipse molt
    [​IMG]Mallard male in normal feathers for mating season and winter.
    females do not molt different feathers.

    hope this helps you
     

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