Girl or boy? Quacking now rasping.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Urban Waddler, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Urban Waddler

    Urban Waddler Chirping

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    So, I have a 6 week old Peking duck. When it was about 3 weeks or 4 weeks, she started having isolated quacks that were increasing as the day went by. This was much earlier than my previous ladies. But then she went back to baby tweets entirely, and as of a few days ago she sounds like a raspy male, or at least the early sounds of a male. Why would she quack first? Is this normal? Is gender still up in the air, or are these raspy male sounds and the sudden stop of quacks all I need to know. No drake feather yet.
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Drake feathers don't come till after the juvenile molt. A definite Quack is a Hen and Drake will only Rasp.
     
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  3. Urban Waddler

    Urban Waddler Chirping

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    Right, I guess I’m confused because I did hear quacks very early, and now like I said they have stopped and raspy sound has emerged.
     
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  4. MagpieDucks

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    Can you take a video?
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I understand because when getting the voice it's not always easy to know what your actually hearing..
     
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  6. Urban Waddler

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  7. Urban Waddler

    Urban Waddler Chirping

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    You can kind of hear him/her but Loretta’s quacking is hard to tune out.
     
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  8. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Duck Addict

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    I think you have a pair. If it still isn’t quacking within a couple weeks, you’ll know it’s a drake.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I hear a drake and a duck.
     
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  10. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    Sure sounds like a drake to me.
     
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