Duck lost its voice/quack?

felicity5

In the Brooder
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I have two 9 week old ducks one is a pekin and I'm unsure about the other, He is smaller, brown with slight green on his head and a emerald green/blue under his wing.

Tonight it seems the brown duck has suddenly lost his voice/quack. It's like a whisper. It can still eat/drink the same and it doesnt look like its in pain.

Has anyone else had this problem? Anything I should check?

Thankyou :)
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
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Well, saying the duck lost its quack does not fit with this possible reason, but most ducks that reach maturity and whisper instead of quack are drakes.

Was that the lovely brown duck you shared a photo of on another thread? It looked a bit like it had a greenish hood, another possible drake "symptom"
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. It would be a while, I reckon, before you see a curly drake feather.
 

Ilovemyduckies

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This always happens before a boy duck get it's quack. It voice will go really soft (always as if he had lost his voice) for a little while. Within a few weeks should get his full quack (which is still more raspy that the girls, but is a little louder)
 

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