How do you tell Male /Female Golden 300 's?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DianaG59, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. DianaG59

    DianaG59 Chirping

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    My 4 Golden 300's are NOT looking like Golden 300's as stated in the pictures I had seen of their breed as adults! THe two males look like Welsh Harlequines and the females I am not sure what they are! They were all hatched on July 1st an d I picked them up at our local Rural King July 3rd of this year. 023.JPG 024.JPG 021.JPG
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    What did they look like as babies? Golden 300s are a hybrid, and basically they are a sex link meant to take advantage of the chocolate gene being sex-linked so that the ducklings can be told apart, male from female, at hatch based on their down color. This also means there's no set way they look as adults, except females will be some form of chocolate and males will not, and yours do follow that.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    They sure are pretty.
     
  4. DianaG59

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    One is when they were 7 days old the second was when they were 2 months old. 001.JPG 013.JPG
     
  5. DianaG59

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    I know these are kind of dark...one thing I noticed they had black and yellow feet.
     

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  6. DianaG59

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    007.JPG 009.JPG THis is the markings I went by on the My Pet Chicken pages...One of the males looked like the middle one and one was a darker one, the females looked like the one on the right in the picture for the females.
    THey werent marked by Cackle Hatchery before shipping and they sent 10 of them as a mix in the shipment and me and the Rural King worker had to sit there and guess for 45 minutes to see if they were the right colors for the sex!!!
     
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