Drake Or Not ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 0819BrandNewFlock, May 26, 2019.

  1. 0819BrandNewFlock

    0819BrandNewFlock In the Brooder

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    IMG_5289.JPG Hi I was wondering if anybody could positively gender my older duck.

    The larger duck is the one I'm trying to figure out their gender and their name is Yuki.

    The younger one is named Glacier.
     
  2. MagpieDucks

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    Does it quack?
     
  3. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Cute ducks! He sure looks full, must have a big appatite!

    its hard to tell. Realy hard to tell

    best thing is to video tape the sound each one makes and post it here. Then we can compare

    As they grow the males become raspy and females become honkey
     
  4. 0819BrandNewFlock

    0819BrandNewFlock In the Brooder

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    Yes but Yuki has health issues and I don't know if it's effected their voice box. (Suspected wry neck, angel wing, and confirmed delayed growth.)
     
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    i have no idea then, that shouldnt affect its voice

    You could vent sex but its pretty traumatic
     
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  6. 0819BrandNewFlock

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    Thanks for trying but I guess I'll just wait until their vet visit to see about finding out their gender.
     
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    ive tried so hard to guess genders. ive studied it for over a year. took photos, took notes, measurements... and its just not possible
     
  8. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    How old are they? Does it make any sound like the following...
    "HONK!!"
    "FWHACH!!"
    ""QUACK!!"
    "WONK!!"
    "WHAKKKK!!"
    lol. These are some noises they make. I'm leaning towards a girl. And obviously, if it lays eggs, it's a girl ;)

    Hope I helped.
     
  9. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Ah another question, is there any other female? If so, look at her bill and feet. See how they are not colorful? Now look at Yuki(I think their name is). Do they look the same? Males have colorful plumage (Pekin males will have bright orange bill,feet, females have more of a yellow brown bill & feet.) to attract females to mate with them. Fun fact, did you know males choose all and any females to mate with but females do not? And did you know dark-feathered ducks get whiter each year just like humans and dogs? Pretty cool stuff eh!?

    Hope I helped (if it wasn't for all the fun facts )': )
     

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