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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jenifer72, Aug 12, 2010.
I have a 5 month old black runner duck....how do I tell if its a drake or a hen?
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.
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?
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.
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?
I'll see if I can find one on this computer.
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
It does have a small curl that goes up towards its back and the rest go out straight
Quote:he's a drake
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