Help sexing muscovy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sparrowhen, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Sparrowhen

    Sparrowhen In the Brooder

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    First time ever keeping muscovies and I am lost as to what genders they are! I have a hunch that I have 3 boys and 1 girl (I think the completely white one is a girl, it's the only one with no pin feathers on it's wings anymore). Sorry in advance for the bad photos, they were not cooperating :rolleyes:
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    Here are the best photos I could get of them as a group:
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  2. Weddster and ducky

    Weddster and ducky In the Brooder

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    Your white Muscovy look like females but if they start to develop big bumpy red things around their eyes and Beak then there boys and the males are twice as big as the females so your smaller ones are probably girls if they're all from the same clutch
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Boys will have thick legs. You should start to see a difference in size if you actually have both sexes in the batch too. It is easier to see the difference in person than by photos.
     
  4. Weddster and ducky

    Weddster and ducky In the Brooder

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    But males are also twice as big as females
     
  5. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    Yes when they are matureā€¦ and by then they are easily distinguished between males and females...
     
  6. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Very nice lookong muscovies! How old are they?
    Maybe @Nyla could help as well. It sounds like you have gotten good advice already!
     
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  7. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    The females will grow wing feathers first. The males will have thick legs and big webbed feet. Females will have small feet and skinny legs. Your Muscovy's look to be around 2 months old. You should start to see differences in their size soon.
     

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