Help me sex this duck please.

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  1. CDennis

    CDennis Songster

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    Quacks like a drake, just bought it today. I'm hoping it's a she......?


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  2. HollyDuckFarmer

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    Do you see a curly feather on the tail? How old? I can't hear or see it in real life, but I kinda think that might be a drake. The bill color just doesn't look like a female bill color to me, as in none of any of my females had that coloration. The other think is the feathers in the back and wings. Only my drakes have that trait. I assumed that was a dusky gene, but I very well could be wrong.
     
  3. CDennis

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    It's over a year old. Is it possible for a female to quack like a drake? Seems odd to me. I'm also not sure on the breeding the only ducks I have a Saxony.....so I'm clueless.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    [​IMG] Kinda makes me think of a Buff drake
     

  5. CDennis

    CDennis Songster

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    Thanks, that does look exactly the same......the person I bought it from said it has at least appeared broody when purchased and was part of a trio.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Beautiful drake, sorry didn't turn out to be a girls but my would I love to have one of those drakes actually a pair would be nice too. Where'd you get him?

    Over a year old and no drake feather? maybe it just finished molting .
     
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  7. CDennis

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    I just bought him local. If you are close to Idaho he is yours! I think I'll vent sex to be extra sure before returning. I'll really wanted it to be a hen!
     

  8. WaterfowlWierdo

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    where at in idaho are you
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    There ya go already have some one interested. [​IMG]
     
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  10. CDennis

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    Emmett, an hour from Boise.
     

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