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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chuck1963, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. chuck1963

    chuck1963 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 white Peking ducks how do I tell a male from a female
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There are several ways to sex ducks:

    • Voice. Males will be quieter and raspier; you'll never hear them quack like the females. Females quack loudly.
    • Sex feathers. Once they feather in, males will develop "sex feathers" on top of the tail. These feathers are curly. A male will usually have 2-4 of them. A female will not get them.
    • Color. In many ducks (not Pekins, unfortunately), the males will be a brighter and different color than the females.

    Hope this helps! If one duck is noisier than the other, its probably a female. If they're all feathered in, look at the sex feathers.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? If they are older than 4 months or so, you can tell by looking for curled sex feathers on their tails. Only drakes will have sex feathers.

    If they're younger, it can be harder to tell. One difference, though, is voice. Female ducks are very noisy. They make the classic "Quack-quack" noise that everyone thinks of when they see a duck. The drakes, on the other hand, are relatively silent. If they make any noise at all, it is more of a raspy, soft noise.
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have been given some great advice! Enjoy your ducks and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. chuck1963

    chuck1963 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes their more than 4 months old the curls is what I thought I have 2 males
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    With that resolved, I'll just say Welcome to BYC, glad you joined the flock
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
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