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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ducknewbie1, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. ducknewbie1

    ducknewbie1 New Egg

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    Hi I currently own 2 ducks they are 6 weeks old got them for my 4 yo as his first pets he absolutely loves them .I'm wondering how do I tell if they boys or girls [​IMG] .
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm not a duck expert but I have to say they look lovely ducks that you have there! Here's the link for the duck section of the forum I'm sure if you post your pic and question over there the experts will be able to help you https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Beautiful ducks!! Definitely do some posting in our ducks section. Yorkshire Coop has left you with the link.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Cute ducks!
     
  5. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  8. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    There are two easy methods usually used to tell gender in ducks:

    • Voice. For most breeds of ducks, the males will make dry, raspy, relatively quiet noises. The females are the ones that quack loudly.
    • Sex-Feathers. Male ducks usually develop so called sex-feathers, or drake feathers on top of their tail. These feathers are small and curled. Females do not get them.

    Another way to sex ducks is vent sexing, but that can be more complicated.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Wyandottes7 gave you some good advice.
     

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