How do you tell the sex of a Black Runner duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jenifer72, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 5 month old black runner duck....how do I tell if its a drake or a hen?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    You should be able to tell by it's quack or lack there of and if it's a boy it should have it's drake feather by now.
     
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  3. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It does have one odd feather that seems colored and longer than the rest...It does quack but I only have one so I have nothing to compare with. Does that mean it's a drake?
     
  4. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it has a low raspy voice it is a drake. I had 7 females and listened to them for months trying to figure out which was a drake. When I got a drake I laughed because their sound is so different. It is a deep raspy voice.
     
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    The drake feather is on it's butt and curls up sort of in a circle. My runners are just now 4 months and the boys have thiers. Can you post a picture?
     
  6. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll see if I can find one on this computer.
     
  7. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ugh! I do have a picture but when I try to browse my pics to upload here it isn't doing anything...is it the site or me? I'll keep trying

    Darn it's not letting me do it...it still won't let me browse to upload
     
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  8. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does have a small curl that goes up towards its back and the rest go out straight
     
  9. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:he's a drake [​IMG]
     
  10. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok...thanks for your help. We've actually always called him a "he" since we got him at 5 days old...just always seemed right. Now I'm selling him and needed to know. It never mattered before because we just loved him for whatever he was [​IMG]
    Thanks again!
     

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