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Help sexing Welsh ducklings.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KareyABohr, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any way to tell the sex of welsh harlequin ducklings without vent sexing? Are they like geese where you can tell because the dark ones are female and the yellow ones are male, I also heard you can tell by beak color is this true?
     
  2. For the first couple of days after hatching they can be sexed with 90% accuracy by bill color: most drakelets have gray or dark-green bills, while ducklets usually have yellow or tan bills with a dark tip. Gold Harlequins drakes mated to Silver Harlequin hens will produce sex-linked ducklings. Drakelets will be Silver and ducklets Gold.
     
  3. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome THANK YOU!
     
  4. MDC

    MDC Chillin' With My Peeps

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