drake feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mynameiserin, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    What month do ducks start to show their drake feathers.... if they have them of course. Because my babies are about two months old and are just about done growing, I think they are anyways.... but I also believe my older ducks had them by two months... maybe not though that was a year ago so I don't remember. lol.
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 2 months they have just finished growing in their teenage feathers. You will see them molt again into their adult feathers THEN their drake feathers will apear if they are drakes. Your looking about 2 more months yet. You should be able to tell bynow what you have. females quack males do not;
     
  3. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you, I've been dying to know. I don't know why I can't wait... But They all seem to be quacking but it's hard to know because there are a few that I don't always see who is making noise when lol. I guess I have to wait two more months. :p
     
  4. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The easiest way to tell who is making the noise is catching them and taking them somewhere where they cant see the others. They will quack (female) or make a raspy noise (male).
     
  5. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I may have to try that tomorrow :]
     

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