How can I tell the gender of a young duckling???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by olp_63, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. olp_63

    olp_63 Songster

    [​IMG] We were going to purchase a very young duckling (probably about a week old or so) from our country fair today. They are Mallard ducklings, but we would really like to try and get a drake (male).
    Is there ANY way of telling (or even guessing) what sex a duckling is at such a young age?

    Here is a pic of what the ducklings look like:

  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    It has to do with the sound they make when you remove them from the others but I can't remember what sound. Someone will come along with the answer.
  3. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    You really can't tell when they are that young. When they get older the female will have a very loud quack and the male will have more of a whisper. When they are around 4 months the males tail will start to curl.

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