Duck Sexing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stormhorse23, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    What age do they have to be before you can sex them?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Girls will quack fairly early, while the little drakes just make a quiet raspy noise. Other than that the drake curl on the boys will be the most telling thing.
     
  3. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    An expert can sex a duckling at day one, BUT I have read you have to be very careful with waterfowl. You can permanently damage them. Try duckgoose.com for info. that's Dave Holderread's site. He is the primo expert on ducks in this country.
     
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Yes-that is a great way! by the Quacks!
     
  5. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    my duck just cheeps.... [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When it gets a little older if it's a girl it will quack. You only have one...right? A good way to get them to quack is to take them away from the others by themselves and then it'll either quack or make it's raspy noise. If it's attached to you it might work for someone else to take it from you and walk off with it. They need to be a little older for that to work tho.
     
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    ok. gotcha. hes only a few weeks old. he is the only one for now.
     
  8. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    You have blue swedish right, my drake had tufeted like tail and he had a lower pitched quake, and if he is raised with chickens (Like mine) he might just get confused and start trying to mate with your chickens, I know that may sound...WEIRD! but!, its not at all my duck tryed to do it all the time and then he figured out that his duckie partner in crime is his mate [​IMG] .
     

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