Duck Voices

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

  1. Eluria

    Eluria Chirping

    Jul 31, 2014
    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 Chirping

    Jun 10, 2013
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    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 Chirping

    Mar 19, 2014
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    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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