Ducklings get Drake Feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 5DuckFarm, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. 5DuckFarm

    5DuckFarm In the Brooder

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    Hi, I have three ducklings who are over 6 weeks old, and I wanted to know when their genders are distinguishable. What age do they usually get there curled feather if they are males?! Thanks!

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Pretty ducks. drake feather usually shows up by 4 months old but gender can usually be determined before then by quack. Girls quack loud drakes have a raspy quiet quack. pick each one up that may help.
     
  3. 5DuckFarm

    5DuckFarm In the Brooder

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    At 6 weeks, are there quacks distinguishable?
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

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    Yes, you should be able to distinguish male from female by their voices at 6 weeks. I started hearing some very female quacking from my last duckling at around 3 weeks old.
     

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