Drake quacks, Female peeps...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by peepsandquacks, May 19, 2011.

  1. peepsandquacks

    peepsandquacks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I think they are confused. My drake is a quack monster (no longer peeps) but my female doesnt quack at all, just peeps/chirps. Do you think they sexed them wrong? They are 4 weeks old yesterday....
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, if your drake is a quacker, then it must be a quacker [​IMG]
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, sounds like a sexing mix-up. Quacks are a female trait and if you're hearing it at 4 weeks, you've got a girl. Voice sexing is highly reliable. However, at four weeks it's possible the other one just hasn't started quacking YET, so it could be a girl too. Or, maybe you were confused about which was marked male and while female? Or they got mixed up along the way somehow?

    At any rate, I don't think it's the ducks who are confused. [​IMG]

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  4. peepsandquacks

    peepsandquacks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the one that was wearing a brown band was always very skittish (and still is) and that one is the 'female' that doesnt quack. My 'male' that does quack was wearing a purple band and has always been super friendly. hmmm. Maybe I just have transgendered ducks?
     
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha! Maybe! lol

    Check with the hatchery or feed store--sometimes the bands mean different things. Brown may have meant female, and purple (surprise, lol) might mean male. I'm not sure friendliness is much of a measure on gender... I would still go back to the quack. [​IMG]
     
  6. Duckles

    Duckles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehe these ducks are just questioning gender roles I think [​IMG]

    I feel like females are soooo much more skittish
     

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