Femalee Mallard, right?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by oyenatalie, May 12, 2010.

  1. oyenatalie

    oyenatalie Out Of The Brooder

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    So, this is my baby. [​IMG]

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    She's a female, right?
    Or is it still too early to tell?

    She's about 7wks.

    Can anyone tell?
    Sorry the picture is so small& bad d:
     
  2. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, what does she sound like?

    If she's quacking - which can sound like a cough-fart, or like there's a bullfrog stuck in her throat, she's a girl!
    If "she" is still peeping, or sounds raspy like she has laryngitis, then "she's" probably a boy.

    Both males and females are that color in their juvenile plumage. Here are my boys when they were around 2 or 3 months old:
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  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like it

    the feathers on the back, above the tail, will be black if male ang laced if female

    dont know if its 100 accurate but its worked reall good for me
     
  4. afeatherfan

    afeatherfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Males usually have a curl on the end of there tail .
     
  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Quote:They won't have the tail curl at 7 weeks. You just have to listen to the quacks.
     
  6. oyenatalie

    oyenatalie Out Of The Brooder

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    Minee is about 7wks, and there's still no curl.

    I guess I'll just have to wait and
    find out!

    Thanks for all your replies, though :)
     
  7. oyenatalie

    oyenatalie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Your ducks looked beautiful, and I'm sure
    they still look beautiful now. [​IMG]
    But, thanks for letting me know that both
    males and females look the same at
    that age. I wasn't sure about that.
     
  8. dc73nova

    dc73nova Out Of The Brooder

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    The easiest way that I can tell what sex they are is by the color of thier bill. I could tell right away that the two in the pictures were drakes because of all the yellow in thier bills. Hens bills are dark/ almost black. The other way to tell is by listening to them. The drakes have a more low nasaly quack. Hope this helps.
     

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