How accurate is voice sexing?

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  1. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious. My 3 ducks have very different quacks. They are very obvious who is who. My black swedish has some masculine feathering though it quacks like a duck. Which method should I trust?
     
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first set of ducklings this year were spot on when it came to sexing by voices.
    The second set of pekins... I kept one who quacked real loud and sounded like a girl and turned out to be a boy.
    So i am not super experienced.... But for what its worth, i wouldnt rely completly on voice.
     
  3. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol ok thanks. I've not owned swedish before so I can't say the difference between males and females feathers but the girl look suspicious. Mine are still young so I could be wrong but I wasn't sure lol. :)
     
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  4. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the breeds? Don't know about Swedish but so far my voice sexing seems to be accurate. I have two hens quacking- loudly- and one that is quiet. He has a green sheen to his head and is definitely a male- beautiful breeding drake. :)
     
  5. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blue swedish, a black swedish and a mallard. The mallard is most definitely a boy and so is the blue swedish. They already are getting the drake curl. My black swedish has no drake feather and quacks but she is getting some beetle sheen on her head and wings. I've tried googling but can't find anything on it lol..
     
  6. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have four rouens and two rouen crosses. My drake has a green shine, but his head won't turn green for a bit yet. [​IMG] I have one possible hen that has a slightly green shine, and I've heard it quack perhaps once, but I think it may be a male as it is quiet. I need to separate them again and try to voice sex the uncertainties. [​IMG] So frustrating when you forget!
     
  7. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black swedish was a boy... However i was told girls also have the green sheen. Boys get a dark green head tho
     
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    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rouens didn't have much green. Not the same breed, but similar with that sheen. Two have it, and one is for sure a male, and the other, I have no idea.[​IMG]
     
  9. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops I meant rouen not mallard. He is the sweetest guy lol. H
     
  10. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that too. That's why I'm unsure what the difference is? Maybe the boys feathers are just darker? I'm hoping mine is a girl otherwise I'll have 3 boys. :(
     

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