Duck or Drake??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BronteDane, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. BronteDane

    BronteDane Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone these are our Runner Ducks we are still unsure whether they are ducks or drakes? I am thinking the darker feathered is a drake? any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't stand very upright for Runners...
    anyways color has little to do with it for Runners.
    Who quacks? Females quack, males do a raspy "whaaap" type thing.
     
  3. BronteDane

    BronteDane Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh they are most definately runners and they do stand a lot more up right. I referred to the darker feathered soley because the head shape is slightly different flatter and the bill is straighter but I could be wrong hence asking for advice. I have definately heard a waspy noise but no quacks yet? Thanks for the advice much appreciated
     
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  4. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
    If they stand almost vertical when startled, then that is a great stance for a Runner. They must not be very startled here, then. And head shape varies- just like in humans.
     
  5. BronteDane

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    They are only three months old here is another picture of them standing upright the breeder said she thought the darker feathered was a Drake due to head shape [​IMG]
     
  6. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Pick them up one at a time if they quack their a girl and if they make a low raspy sound they are a boy. At this age you should be able to tell.
     
  7. BronteDane

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    Thank you Patty Hen will try that xx
     
  8. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Your very welcome.
     
  9. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly what I said. *facepalm*
    Oh, the equalities and inequalities of life....
     

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