Duck Questions Grey Call Ducks Sexing Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chic-n-farmer, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I traded for some three week old call ducks from someone on here (Hi [​IMG] ) who got them in a sale/trade. All she could tell me was their age and that they are "English Calls".

    After a little googling I decided they are Grey call ducks, the ones marked like a mallard duck. So here is my question: by the age 0f 4 weeks I should be able to tell the males from the females, right? Is there any possibility that the drakes start feathering out like a female and then later get the distinctive male coloring? (All my ducks are looking like hens)

    Please tell me yes, cause having all girls is just marginally better than having all boys when it comes to birds.

    My kids and I lost our hearts to call ducks the first time we saw a picture of them. We love these three (girls) but we want babies, too!

    Thanks for any help and does anyone have a drake for sale?
     
  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The earliest way to sex a call is by their voice. The males have a quiet, graspy voice while the females is VERY LOUD and clear.

    Both will start out with similar feather color but once they get their adult feathers you will see the difference.
     

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