Duck or Drake? (Khaki Campbell)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AKCub, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. AKCub

    AKCub Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up an 18 month old Campbell thinking it was a duck and now I am having doubts. She (he) has the curly feathers by her tail and I thought only drakes got those.

    Worst case is it's a drake and then I have an excuse to go get another duck! [​IMG]

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    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, but thats a drake.
     
  3. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, but thats a drake.

    dont mind me asking but how can you tell???
     
  4. Jen C

    Jen C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a drake! The curly tail feathers along with the color coming in on the head and tail area give it away.
     
  5. AKCub

    AKCub Out Of The Brooder

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    Dangit!

    I guess I will be waiting a while to get eggs from him...

    Thanks,


    Scott
     
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  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, but thats a drake.

    dont mind me asking but how can you tell???

    The head is changing a darker color, and the tail feathers, and he is starting to look like my khaki drake [​IMG]
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Some real pretty Muscovies you have there. [​IMG]
     
  8. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definitely drake. The dark brown head is a giveaway even if he didn't have the curly tail feather (that can be seasonal "nuptial plumage") You can always sex them by quack sound. Ducks have the loud stereotypical QWACK! and drakes almost sound like small throaty frog croaks. but hey! campbell drakes are great for breeding layers!
     
  9. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drake. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dont mind me asking but how can you tell???

    The head is changing a darker color, and the tail feathers, and he is starting to look like my khaki drake [​IMG]

    OH hahaha no i look closer i see the curl on its tail i thought it was flat
    oooppss hahaha thank you yep i have to agree its a drake [​IMG]
     

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