Help Sexing Muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by otterway, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. otterway

    otterway In the Brooder

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    I have 3 Muscovy that I can't quite pen down. They are now 10 weeks old and very quite. I have tried listening for the differences in their voices, but they don't seem to make any noise when I am around. They just open their bills like they are smiling and wag their tails. Super cute but not exactly helpful :)

    Drake/Duck # 1 (seems to have developed angel wing)
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    Drake/Duck # 2
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    Drake/Duck # 3
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    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. otterway

    otterway In the Brooder

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    Any help would be appreciated :) I am new to ducks and have 3 Cayuga, these 3 Muscovy, and 5 more Muscovy coming up behind them. I need to make some decisions on which ones to keep and what size area I devote to them will depend on that number.
     
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Songster

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    I am in the same boat as you. I have 16 young ones and am wanting to keep 2 boys and maybe 8 girls but I am not sure who is what. They are my first muscovies so I have nothing to go by.
     
  4. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Songster

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    I am not sure but I think I remember that for muscovies males will have thicker legs and will be bigger. I only had muscovies for a year and am not an expert.
     
  5. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Songster

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    The males will be considerably larger, so their legs would be larger as well. I've heard that the males develop the red caruncles later than the females. Also, females have a sweet little chirp. Almost sounds like a duckling. The males a very raspy.
     

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