hen or drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscovylady, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. muscovylady

    muscovylady New Egg

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    Hi all! New to the duck game and wondering if you can help me out. I purchased a mama, dad, and baby muscovy. I have no idea if baby is a girl or a boy. My gut says drake but what do I know? Lol. I was told that he was born in June but I think she was wrong because I also have some ladies who were born Aug 15th (I got them from a different family) who tower over this one. I'm guessing he (or she) is 7 weeks old.

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    Thank you for any help :)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] My gut says drake, but it is early to give a firm gender guess.
     
  3. roosterstrut

    roosterstrut Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like a drake but could easily turn the opposite direction to a female. The best way to tell is to wait and see! It will get a curled feather on its tail I'd its a boy by let's say 15 weeks it should have a curled feather. If not its a female. It will also quack.
     
  4. muscovylady

    muscovylady New Egg

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    My girlies [​IMG]

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  5. muscovylady

    muscovylady New Egg

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    Definitely wasn't born in June, right? Lol
     
  6. muscovylady

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    Thank you! I will keep an eye out for that curl [​IMG] I just wish I knew for sure how old it is. Guess we will just wait and see ;)
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Muscovies do not develop the 'drake curl'. Muscovy hens do not quack. It only occurs in mallards and mallard derived breeds. Muscovy drakes are general one third larger than the females. Those big feet and the stance look masculine.
     
  8. muscovylady

    muscovylady New Egg

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    I knew it was more of a size thing in regards to gender but I don't have any others to compare him to, age wise. I agree though. Those feet are big and floppy like his daddy's.
     
  9. muscovylady

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    Also, all my littles are LOUD. Sounds like a pet store in the back with all their peeping. Mom and dad are as quiet as ever, though, thankfully. Don't they know we have neighbors? ;P
     
  10. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute ducks
     

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