Drakes or Hens (Khaki)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by areynfsu, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. areynfsu

    areynfsu Just Hatched

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    I have two Khakis that I got that are 5 weeks old. Trying to figure out if they're drakes or hens or if you can even know this early. Thanks!
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    I can't guess without pics, but if they have curly tail feathers, they are drakes, and if not, they are hens.
     
  3. areynfsu

    areynfsu Just Hatched

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    Idk why it didn't post. Anyhoo, here is a pic. Thanks!!!

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  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drakes get that curled feather around 14 weeks old. Another way to tell if they are hens or drakes is, hens quack and drakes have a raspy quack.
     
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  5. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and hens are really loud!:)
     
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  6. Bills vs Beaks

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    Yep....you'll know[​IMG]
    They will start making quack noises at 5-8 weeks so not long now!
     
  7. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a little early to tell but like everyone else said the "quack" is the dead give away. I have found with my Khaki's that the feathers above the tail are darker with less pencilling in my boys. This picture is of two of mine, when they were a few weeks older than yours. The boy is on the right, girl on the left.
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  8. areynfsu

    areynfsu Just Hatched

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    I used to be a chicken man, but I love ducks and always wanted to raise them. I am a beginner at these ducks so I will be on this forum a lot asking for advice. I love the quacking sounds that they make. Sweet music to my ears.
     
  9. areynfsu

    areynfsu Just Hatched

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    Here are a couple better pictures of mine. I do have 3 more, but they are in the brooder. They are only a week old.
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  10. Bills vs Beaks

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    Nice to have you!
    Do you mean to say they are quacking now? Or the duckling peeping still?
     
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