Gender help please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Barb28, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Barb28

    Barb28 In the Brooder

    20190122_154301.jpg Hello,

    That is the only duckling that hatched and survived before my muscovy drake died
    Any idea what gender it is?
    And he/she also has its wings hanging all the time....why is that??

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  2. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    How old is it?
     
  3. Barb28

    Barb28 In the Brooder

    2 1/2 months
     
  4. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    It's always easier to sex with multiple ducks of the same age. Nothing at the moment strikes me as drake like just yet, but that doesn't mean that it's not.

    Do the feet look partially big?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    I am leaning towards female, but like you say @Thejperez hard to tell when nothing to compare. Are the legs set close together under the body or farther apart. The body looks more foot ball shaped. which tends to mean female but boy they can sure fool ya.
     
  6. Barb28

    Barb28 In the Brooder

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  7. Barb28

    Barb28 In the Brooder

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  8. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    The easiest way to sex without having multiple ducks is what sound they make. If it starts hissing then you know its a drake!
     
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  9. Barb28

    Barb28 In the Brooder

    I guess I just have to wait a bit longer then
    I hope its a drake!
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    That’s cool most people are hoping for a female. Although I am very partial to my boys a lot of folks aren’t.
     

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