how do i tell if i have a male or a female duck??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by badnek, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. badnek

    badnek Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 6 ducks their about 7months old and i dont know if i have a male or a female some of them quak louder then others the others just sort of chatter.does that tell gender???
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    What breed are they?

    Quacks are usually Ducks (females)

    mutters and soft whacks and tail curls are drakes (males)

    here is a good drake curl tail picture

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  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Females are usually louder. Males have three curly tail feathers.
     
  4. badnek

    badnek Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont know what the breed is in english but here they call it itik the only translation i can find is skinny philipino duck...
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Does it quack loudly?
     
  6. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. badnek

    badnek Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thank you...do they need a place to lay their eggs or will they lay them anywhere?
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    ducks will lay anywhere and everywhere. You can provide a low sides box with hay or other bedding in it and see if the girls will lay in it. They like to burry the eggs in the bedding.
     
  9. Scott23412

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    Will they lay in tall grass ans wet places??
     
  10. danalstokes

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    So does the quacking/tail curl thing hold true for Muscovy ducks? I have 6, and got them in mid-May as young ducklings (owner had no idea what ages they were, but all different). [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    They are still all different sizes.
     

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