Ducklings get Drake Feathers

5DuckFarm

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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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Miss Lydia

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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!



(The mom is with her babies)
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.
 

5DuckFarm

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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.


At 6 weeks, are there quacks distinguishable?
 

Orca5094

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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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