Gender of Pekin Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FeatherMtnFarms, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2015
    We just got 2 Pekin ducklings from TSC and they are about a week old. We know they are Pekin but we don't know what genders they are. Here are some questions:

    1. At what age do drakes get their "drake feather"
    2. When do they start to make the noises to tell if they are a boy or girl? (What age?)
    3. Does bill color contribute to gender at all?

    Thank you!
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    @Debs Flock
  3. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Is it Spring yet?? Premium Member

    Apr 28, 2015
    Jefferson County, MO
    If I'm remembering correctly, I started seeing signs of my guy's drake feather around 8-10 weeks. It was a bit later than that when I started noticing their voices being different, but these were my first 4 ducklings last Spring. I have one drake and one female Pekin. My girl's bill is definitely lighter in color, but I have no idea when that difference showed up. I'm not sure if this is typical for the breed or just how my two ended up. [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new babies! Feel free to share pics. [​IMG]
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