does this look like a female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sydney13, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    this is my muscovy duck who im hoping turns out to be a hen [​IMG]
    when i got her she was one month old and was the smallest of the other 1 month old muscovy ducks. so that will give me a pretty good chance she is a hen right?
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    and this was what her mother looked like
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    i dont know if its to early to tell but does it look like she is a she?
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Yes she does look like a female both in face and in body shape (drakes tend to be more robust and have longer bodies than muscovy ducks) She is a real good looker too!
     
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    what age will she start to lay
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Usually around 6 months but if that falls in cold weather she might delay a bit. the mating and laying of muscovies are driven by the temperature much more than other domestic ducks which are driven by day length.
     

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