Duckling voice difference?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by marybowman, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. marybowman

    marybowman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read so much about duckling gender and most things say you can't tell a difference in baby peeps but some say you can. What do you think about what this video says? Agree or not?

    My pekin ducklings are 3 weeks old so I'm hoping the ducks start to quack soon. When have you started to hear a change with your pekins?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male ducks do not quack,they make more of a Whap sound.The females do quack.But,I have heard males make a small quacking sound when they are young,but it eventually translates to the whap.The females begin quacking around 4 months maybe.
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also another I indicated my male ducks was male was when I would take the other duck (who was a female) away,he would call for here and chase me,and he was only a few months old.
     
  4. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been able to tell the difference as long as I have both sexes to compare the two and when I first listened to the pitch differences I got it backwards. The girls have higher pitched peeps but then they develop the lower quack sound while boys have lower pitched peeps that develop into more of a croaking frog sound that is higher pitched than a hen's quack. The girls tend to make more noise than the boys too so the most vocal ones just might be the girls if they are also higher pitched.

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  5. marybowman

    marybowman Out Of The Brooder

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    That pic is so funny! Thanks everyone! I had guessed them all by baby voice once and it appears I did it the correct way but not sure on my accuracy. I'm thinking about doing it again and making a video to get opinions from everyone! I am just really anxious to move some on but do not want to end up with any drakes. I have 10 and am not set up to handle that many as they get so big. I really only want 2 females!! My MIL got them all for my kids for their bdays and it has been a struggle with so many. But the idea of getting rid of most and having a drake after all this makes me nervous!
     
  6. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vent sexing is the most reliable method. I vent sex at 2 weeks.
     
  7. marybowman

    marybowman Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried several times and couldn't get it figured out [​IMG]
     
  8. marybowman

    marybowman Out Of The Brooder

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    I just heard a honk sound at the end of a peep!!! That one is a girl then right?!
     
  9. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You cannot tell at suchh young age unless you vent sex.My male use to honk and quack all the time.
     
  10. marybowman

    marybowman Out Of The Brooder

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    Really? I was so sure that was the first sign around this age.
     

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