How accurate is Ideal Farms at sexing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 2Badassducks, May 21, 2016.

  1. 2Badassducks

    2Badassducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I was looking for a companion for my male Magpie & decided on a Buff Crested from Ideal ( they are closer to me in Houston) I ordered a male, but now I'm freaked out that I got a female. Keep in mine it is just 10 days old lol... Any hints on what to start looking for at a very young age? I love it so much that I will probably keep it no matter what. My issue is I'm in a town home and a female is a noisy egg laying mess for me. I had 2 boys as house ducks and it worked perfect.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    If they say it's a male, it's a male. Vent sexing ducks is much easier than chicks and there's no way to mistake a female for a male :)
     
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    Awesome. Thanks so much! Here he is on his first day home.
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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    He's a cutie! I love crested ducks but the problems they can get made me steer clear of them. I bet he'll be super cute as an adult too :)
     

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