cnielsen

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These are our two ducklings, who we have named Poppy (Rouen) and Pippa (golden 300) in hopes that they are both girls. we got them unsexed from TSC on August 26, so they are around 5-6 weeks old now? Not sure how old they were when we got them. We socialized with them and held them a lot when they were very young, but now that they’re outside they don’t want too much to do with us. Pippa is bigger than poppy but we think that might be their breeds fault because they don’t seem to bully each other at all. They both had a voice change from their original peep where occasionally a small quack will come out, and their voices are a little deeper but not raspy how i imagine a boys to sound. Does anyone have a guess on their age or sex?
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Do you have pictures of them as babies? Golden 300s can be sexed by their down color. Unfortunately I don't think I'm seeing chocolate dilution on either of them (not sure which is supposed to be the Rouen and which the 300 - since 300s are mixed breeds they can look like Rouens) and if that's the case, the 300, for sure, would be male.

But they're in that awkward feathering in stage so it's hard to tell. If you had baby pictures I could tell you for sure :)

As for age, I'd guess somewhere around six weeks.
 

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Golden 300 ducks are feather sexable when they’re young, do you know what color it was when you got them? Also 6 weeks sounds like the right age since it looks like they’re just getting rid of their baby feathers.
 

cnielsen

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Do you have pictures of them as babies? Golden 300s can be sexed by their down color. Unfortunately I don't think I'm seeing chocolate dilution on either of them (not sure which is supposed to be the Rouen and which the 300 - since 300s are mixed breeds they can look like Rouens) and if that's the case, the 300, for sure, would be male.

But they're in that awkward feathering in stage so it's hard to tell. If you had baby pictures I could tell you for sure :)

As for age, I'd guess somewhere around six weeks.
Hi! thank you for responding. these are them as babies, the one that is more dark currently and younger is who we believe to be the rouen! :)
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cnielsen

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Golden 300 ducks are feather sexable when they’re young, do you know what color it was when you got them? Also 6 weeks sounds like the right age since it looks like they’re just getting rid of their baby feathers.
Here they are younger! These are our first ducks so we didn’t know about feather sexing until after we got them, it almost seems like they will both be male!
 

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cnielsen

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Looks like a drake to me. Luckily a pair of drakes will get on just fine with each other, especially if raised together
thank you! that’s great, sadly we planned on keeping them with our chickens but we won’t since they could hurt them trying to mate. they’re great little ducks though! :)
 

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