help sexing buff ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenzooo, May 30, 2016.

  1. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone help me with sexing my buffs? They're about 2-3 months old now. The only difference is in their bills. Two of them have a purplish brown colored bill and another one has an orange bill. The one with the orange bill is a little bigger than the other two.
    The bigger one with an orange bill also quacks more than the other two. They mostly sort of make a whistle noise.
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Until the drakes get their drake feathers, the best way to sex ducks is by their voice... females have a loud distinctive quack while males have a quieter, more raspy whaaap-whaaap-whaaap sound... sounds like your bigger one might be a female... check out this link to hear the differences between male and female voices...

    http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/artquacks.htm
     

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