Ducklings- Drake or Hen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WAmicrofarmer, May 2, 2016.

  1. WAmicrofarmer

    WAmicrofarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone, I have a question for you all. We have three Bantam Appleyard Ducklings and we are debating on their sex. My wife is thinking we have two Hens and a Drake, I'm thinking just the Opposite, two Drakes and a Hen. Any other opinions would be helpful. I know we could just wait a few more weeks for their feathers to finish growing in but that's no fun...

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  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    They sure are pretty ducks. When they get about 6 weeks old you can tell by the voice. The females will quack and the males will make a low raspy sound.
     
  3. WAmicrofarmer

    WAmicrofarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks pattyhen, yeah I think we'll have to wait a few more weeks to find out. One of them makes a quick whistle sound, like it's trying to get your attention, but can't catch who's making it.
     
  4. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the top left in the first picture looks like it has a drake head. Compare his voice to the other two. They are plenty old to vent sex to know for sure but you can probably voice sex at this point.
     
  5. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same issue... trying to tell!!!! Mine is almost 4 weeks this week... hoping for a girl!!!




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