How do you tell M / F in muscovy Ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SportTees, May 8, 2009.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is driving my crazy- I have 4 Muscovy ducklings that are between 1 and 2 months. They are huge but I have no idea how to tell Male from Female. I was told they don't have curl feathers or quack so how do you tell?? [​IMG]
     
  2. DarkWingDuck

    DarkWingDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Muscovy males will be drastically larger than females (about double the size). They'll also develop far more red tissue on their faces.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] male teens, about 4-5 month, look at the their size and huge feet
    [​IMG]mature females, look at their dainty little feet
    also if they weigh more than7 ponds they are prop. boys less and they are girls
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    and here they are together, from bottom to top: boy,girl, boy, boy and by the pole with the head tucked in another girl. ETA yes, i do have all my ducks in a row!!!!
     
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  4. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are some pretty 'scovies! I especially love the one by the pole. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty birds . All mine look about the same size [​IMG]

    Heres a pic thats a couple weeks old but I'll try to get an updated pic later today if it stops raining long enough

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  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:She is sitting on 17 eggs right now. Need some ducklings i live in Youngstown.TIght near the state line.
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:the one standing , i bet its a drake.The feet look like they are the same size of my full grown girls and you have only babies.
     
  8. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is a pic I took today- I can't get them to stand up and pose [​IMG]

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    These two finally stood up
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    This one can make the fur on its head stand up

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  9. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those all look like boys to me.
     
  10. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Don't tell me that- I'm hoping for at least one girl. I want a broody hen of some species
     

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