Drakes or hens?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RellaBean2, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. RellaBean2

    RellaBean2 In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2016
    I know the 'sex my duck' threads are plenty but have to know! I currently have 4 mallard ducks that are about 8 weeks old. Two of them are obviously male and have a nice green sheen to their pretty little heads. The other 2 I am not so sure about.

    They all seem to 'quack' and all the you tube videos on the world haven't helped in the slightest. I swear I see green sometimes on their heads and then it disappears and I think I'm crazy [​IMG]
    What do you think? These are the 2 in question. The duck with the orange bill is the loudest.


    I love my babies but I know I'll have to rehome a few males if I do have 3 [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @RellaBean2 Welcome to BYC

    I really don't know that much about mallards other than they are beautiful. but if you'll look up the Mallard not Rouen thread and post your question and pics there I bet someone can help you. Very pretty ducks.

    My Runners were about 6 weeks old when I picked up each one and when I heard the loud quack knew I had a female and knew I had a drake when the one I picked up sounded raspy like he had a cold in his nose.

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  3. RellaBean2

    RellaBean2 In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2016
    Thanks! I will do that [​IMG]
  4. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Songster

    Apr 8, 2013
    You could try vent sexing but they should have obviously different voices by now. The hens will quack like a duck while the drakes sound more like croaking frogs.

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