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How do I tell what gender my ducks are?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sgsf, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My topic title basically states the question. I'm honestly confused at what gender they are, and they need some names.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:well we need some pics and ages and we'll help ya. other than that most ducks unless Muscovy will get a drake feather at the bottom of their tail it will curl up I think at about 5 months. and the other way is by listening to their quack, girls quack real loud boys more of a soft raspy noise, again except Muscovies.
     
  3. Duckey1650

    Duckey1650 Out Of The Brooder

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    Males have one curled feather in their tail when they get older. If you are trying to sex the little ones, listen to them. The females will be Mouthy; The higher pitched cheep. Males will only mutter lower pitched cheeps.
     
  4. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well we need some pics and ages and we'll help ya. other than that most ducks unless Muscovy will get a drake feather at the bottom of their tail it will curl up I think at about 5 months. and the other way is by listening to their quack, girls quack real loud boys more of a soft raspy noise, again except Muscovies.

    I believe I have Chocolate Muscovies....

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  5. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are beautiful and I'm thinking 2 drakes. just looking at the carnicles. how old are they?
     
  7. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are at 5 months.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:They are at least 3 months. I'm not sure if they are 4, but I'd probably just stick with 3.

    They look like twins. are they sibs? heres my duckling at 10 weeks. [​IMG]
    just to get an idea about the carnicles. [Drake]
     
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  9. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are at least 3 months. I'm not sure if they are 4, but I'd probably just stick with 3.

    They look like twins. are they sibs? heres my duckling at 10 weeks. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/42327_img_2354.jpg
    just to get an idea about the carnicles. [Drake]

    Sorry, we just confirmed it's 5 months, not 3.

    And I'm not too sure. We got them from a lady that was selling them together, and we bought both of them. They have grown up together, also.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:They look like twins. are they sibs? heres my duckling at 10 weeks. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/42327_img_2354.jpg
    just to get an idea about the carnicles. [Drake]

    Sorry, we just confirmed it's 5 months, not 3.

    And I'm not too sure. We got them from a lady that was selling them together, and we bought both of them. They have grown up together, also.

    Then I'd say for sure drakes. they are handsome boys, are you going to add some girls into the mix?
     

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