Gender please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EthenNoah, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I just got 2 Muscovies just wanted to make sure they are both female.

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  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its hard to tell from the pics. How old are they? Are they the same size? The darker one looks female the black/white may be male, it looks larger and has more caruncles but since the pics are a little fuzzy its hard to say.

    If they are both the same size and about 4-5 lbs (if adults) then they are females. If one is noticabley larger (and they are the same age) then I'd say a pair.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, unfortunately, brighter more lit pictures will be needed. The ducks are a smaller bird, usually an armful whereas the drakes are big even at a few months old.. the legs/feet on males are quite big, they also make a hissing/huffing sound, while the ducks are a coo/chirp, quack, trilling they can hiss but they have the other sounds, whereas past juvenile staging the males don't get that option. [​IMG]
     
  4. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There hatched in June the black and white is a little bigger the lady I got them from said they are both female
     
  5. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some more pictures

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  6. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about Muscovies but drakes in general have a curl on one feather on the tail the hens do not.
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say female. They look similar in size to your chickens and by this age, a drake will be much larger. Muscovy don't have tail curls. They will breed with the drake that you have. The offspring will be sterile. (in case you weren't aware) I really like the look of the blk/wht.
     
  9. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you the black and white is a little bigger so I was hopeing that it was a girl
     
  10. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking the more white on could be a male but the black one is definately female
     

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