Drake Feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Southernchickens, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chirping

    Jun 30, 2010
    Mobile, Alabama
    At what age does a male pekin duck's drake feather appear? I have three pekin ducklings and two of them have what looks like a curled feather starting.

  2. glenolam

    glenolam Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Canterbury, CT
    Sorry - I can't help with the Pekin breed, but my Rouen's get their drake feathers at 4-6 mos old. With them, you can start telling the gender earlier by the color of the bills.
  3. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    my Pekin Drake is about 16 weeks old, and his tail feather hasd been on for a couple weeks, not sure exactly how long. maybe about 13 weeks old?

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