Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AJessie, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. AJessie

    AJessie New Egg

    Mar 10, 2016
    I am new to raising ducks. We got 2 black swedfish from the local fair and cannot tell their gender. I see the the ways to tell are the sounds they make (I have no other to compare to and they sound the same to me), they have green tint on their heads and bills, and neither have the curly cue on their tail. They are about 5 months old. Anyone help?[​IMG]
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    If neither have the curly drake feather, they're probably both hens. I cant remember when my drakes got theres though.

    When they make noise, is it a "quack" or "rasp" sound?
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    For reference, here's how my Mallard drake's silly croaking voice sounds. Do your beautiful ducks make these noises or instead emit a clear "QUACK!"?
  4. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2014
    Rural NW Pa
    There are a lot of clips on Youtube that you can listen to to hear the male vs females sounds, I did this a lot. The females really will be much louder compared to the males. Males kinda sound like they ate a squeaky toy or sound raspy. Also, at this point in the season my makes have obvious drake feathers (the tail feather curl). Sexing ducks can be (for me) so confusing until they really mature. It looks and sounds like yours are both full grown with no drake feathers. If they are females they should start laying any time now. Very pretty ducks!

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