Drake or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Space land, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Space land

    Space land In the Brooder

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    I have several Pekin ducks and can tell difference between drakes and hens, however, a friend of ours was moving so gave us their ducks. They bought them from local pet store. One looks very similar to Pekins however slightly shorter and thinner. I’m sure she is a girl. The other is brown with a slight white ring around neck, and it’s head is a bit darker than body with a little bit of a green shine to it, and beak olive green. It has a Drake feather. But I have defiantly heard it “quack.” Not very often but it does every now and then. I think from google search that they are khaki Campbell. Is the difference in voices as noticeable as with pekins? They are currently in a paddock with a pekin hen. Only getting 2 eggs a day.
     
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  2. Space land

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    They are about a yr old. On closer inspection brown duck’s beak is black with definite olive green on end. Slight shiny green on neck isn’t noticeable in pics
     
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    Here are pics
     

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  4. Muscovy Wunda

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    :welcome glad you could join us!
    Well those tail feathers definetly scream drake to me! I haven't had much experience with the quacking variety of ducks (I have muscovies) so hopefully someone else will jump in with their thoughts
     
  5. chickens really

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    The KC is a Drake..The bigger Pekin looks like a Drake. At that age hens quack and Drakes have a raspy voice.
     
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  6. Space land

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    The bigger pekin is a hen as it lays an egg and defiantly quacks, no drake feather. I had a Drake pekin with a raspy voice and drake feather but fox got it. I think the smaller white one is a white khaki campbell (just from google). They all defiantly quack though. No raspy voices like the drake used to have.
     
  7. Space land

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    Can anyone else help?? I would like to hatch some eggs if a Drake but atm eggs are looking infertile
     
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  8. Muscovy Wunda

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    Can you post a video of it "quacking" ? That may help. How long have you had the 2 new ones? It could simply be he just hasn't settled enough to fertilise
     
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  9. Space land

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    Hopefully this video works.
     
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