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Hen or drake welsh harlquin?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by acusmc, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. acusmc

    acusmc New Egg

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    [​IMG] this is my first time hatching any welsh harlquins and I've tried to compare pictures of the bills to decide if this is a hen or drake. But I can't decide since I don't have any other ones to compare it to. Anyone that has any experience with this have any input? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Going by the bill method which is about 70 to 90 percent accurate, I would say that's a drake. Females will have mostly yellow bills with a black spot at the end, while drakes have mostly dark bills like your little one.
     

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