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How do you sex a duck?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RostedDuck, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. RostedDuck

    RostedDuck In the Brooder

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    How do you tell if your duck is a boy or a girl? My mom said when she was little she could tell by their tail feathers.
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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    Drakes do have curly tail feathers, but they don't get those until maturity. Another way to sex ducklings is by voice. You can do the quack test around 4-5 weeks old. If it quacks loudly then it is a female. If the duckling has a quieter, raspy sounding voice it is male.
     
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