He or She quacked for the first time!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Last night we had the ducks in the pond and watching them swim and dive since one of our bright orange goldfish has made it a game to swim all around them pestering them. (so funny to watch) Once it gets dark the little one (Cocoa) always gets out of the pond and stands on the edge and cherps for the black one (Ebony) to come on. They both get out and start walking to there coop. We haven't built a ramp or anything up it yet so we pick them up and put them in there. As they were walking and chattering Ebony made a quack noise not just a cherp. We all stopped and looked at her and the little one looked at her. Like everyone was thinking what did you just say. [​IMG] I have read on something that if they do make an actualy quack then they are females and males don't do those noises. Is this correct??? At what age do most ducks start quacking? I was guessing she is around 5 or 6 weeks old now.
     
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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    That's the right age. Grats on your female!
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    congrats you have a girl [​IMG]
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Sounds like a girl [​IMG]
     
  5. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Woo Hoo!!! Great news. [​IMG] I was hoping at least one of them was going to be a girl. That is better for us since we now have 7 baby chick that are supposed to be girls also. I really didn't want a drake bugging all the girl that are going to be around...So one down one more to go.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Songster

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    Congratulations on your new baby girl. [​IMG]

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  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Its good to have at least one drake, I have found they really watch over the girls and keep an eye out.
     
  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    AHappychick~ Will our little crew be ok with 1 female duck and 7 female chickens then one male duck. If the younger one is a male will he "pester" the female chickens or just go for the female duck?
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Female pekins will start as early as 2 weeks (in my case), but the other breeds I've had waited till 4-6 weeks old to quack.
     
  10. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    shelleyd2008 ~ that makes our Ebony right in the middle.
     

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