Hi! I would really like to know the sex of these 2 without venting.

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  1. mommabearx4

    mommabearx4 New Egg

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    These are both 10 weeks old and I cannot tell the sex by the quack. I know they are a mallard? Pekin mix but the color and the white collar have me guessing. Any ideas?? TIA
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry I don't know a thing about ducks. If you go to the Other Backyard Poultry forum you will find threads for ducks and can post on them. Duck folks should be able to give you better answers. Welcome to BYC
     
  3. mommabearx4

    mommabearx4 New Egg

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    Thanks so much!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on try the Duck forum for help, cute ducks!
     
  6. mommabearx4

    mommabearx4 New Egg

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    Thank you all so much . I have posted in the ducks forum and already getting replies [​IMG] so awesome
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Lovely ducks! Enjoy them and welcome to our flock!
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Definitely post on our duck section and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your ducks' gender identified.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    There are a couple other methods of sexing ducks, other than vent sexing. Voice, drake feathers, and color.

    Females will be loud and have harsh quacking sounds. Males often have a hoarse, more raspy, quiet voice.

    Mature males will develop "drake feathers", which are curled feathers on the tail.

    For mallard-colored ducks (called "gray"), females will be a penciled brown while males will have green plumage on the neck and different coloring. Based on this, I think that the one on the left in the photo is a male.
     

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