Duck Voices

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Eluria, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Eluria

    Eluria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading that girl ducks have a loud quack, and that drakes will have a raspy, quieter voice. However, I am wondering--if drakes are upset, do they have the ability to make a loud quack too, or are they unable to do it at all? the reason I am asking is that my rescue mallard, who I suspect is a girl, will make a very loud QUACK if she is upset, but most of the time she has a soft little voice and kind of sounds like a squeezy toy, chirping to herself. So I want to make sure I am correct about her actually being a her :) No drake feather either, but she is only 7 weeks old, and I don't know when those develop. Thanks!
     
  2. corrinekay

    corrinekay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds correct for that age. They still peep, but the females will quack loudly when picked up. Boys do not quack loudly ever. I would say she's a girl :)
     
  3. khawdashhtchngs

    khawdashhtchngs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The older boys get the less ability they have to produce louder noises even when upset. You can tell a female because she will burst your eardrum if she's upset haha
     

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