Help me sex this Peking Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jsin, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. jsin

    jsin Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this duck male or female?

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Does it quack loudly or does it have a raspy voice?
     
  3. jsin

    jsin Out Of The Brooder

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    It quacks, but not too loudly.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Then it's most likely a female
     
  5. jsin

    jsin Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the sound of its voice all we have to go on? I only have one, so I do not know how to compare the loudness of the quack. I've heard much louder quacking at the lake from the ducks that want your bread scraps...
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's a pretty accurate way to sex plus I don't see a drake feather on her tail
     
  7. jsin

    jsin Out Of The Brooder

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    This would be ideal, since we got her for eggs as a baby. Maybe 4 months old now...
     
  8. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 months old?
    Well in another month you'll either see the tell tale drake feather or get an egg!
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    Seriously, hens are LOUD!!
    Like I can hear them in the house with the doors and windows closed when they are out back ready for dinner.

    Boys are more mumbled and raspy.

    I have 6 pekins.
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should, at least, hear a raspy-sounding peep or squeak by now if it's a boy. Girl peeps at that age are usually louder and sometimes you will hear a quack now and then at that age.


    I think I see a little curl in its tail forming.
     
  10. heathr6913

    heathr6913 Out Of The Brooder

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    I always think males sound like crickets or frogs chirping at night. Females Quack.
     

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