How determine the gender - the hen or the drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kstavert, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. kstavert

    kstavert In the Brooder

    I have 4 ducks.... I think that they are Rouens

    Was told that they are Mallards

    anyway - two hens and two drakes and one
    drake constantly chases the other away...
    (all of the ducks are almost a year old)

    Only one drake is actively inseminating the ladies

    and, only one hen has laid any eggs

    I have 14 babies - 9 of them are about 2 months
    old and, I think that they are ALL drakes....

    the green is getting quite pronouned on the tops
    of their heads.

    Is this likely....... all male babies?

    thanks for your help

    Karen
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    14 drakes! Yes, it is possible. Bad luck does occur.

    Can you post pictures? Possibly that would help readers determine the sex accurately. Males also have a softer raspy quack much different from the loud quacking of hens. Males will get a curl over the tail.
     
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