how do you tell what gender ducklings are???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 ducks that are 10 weeks old and i just cant tell what they are it driving me up the wall and I'm so confused i could use a bit of help please 'n' thank you.
     
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind are they?

    some you can tell by coloring or by quacks...


    some believe in the pencil trick... but I don't rely on the pencil trick.

    take some thread, tie it the eraser of the pencil and hold string out tight over the animal if it goes in a circle it is a girl if it goes back and forth a boy---this also supposedly works over the wrist or belly of pregnant woman...
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they are 10 weeks old now but im getting more 10 more and there are 4 males should i just keep the boys and girls apart or what?
     
  4. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It's about as reliable method as using your Magic 8 Ball [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  7. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:One time my magic 8 ball was right on my drake. 1 out of 34 right... not bad magic 8 XD
     
  8. MissusDee

    MissusDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pictures! You can usually tell how they talk, but depending on the breed there are other ways by looking at 10 weeks, though it's still hard.
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 10 weeks, you should be starting to get some signs of what gender they are depending on the breed. Most reliable is the quack test at that age. Some breeds will begin to change bill color, too, at about that age, and others may start to get small amounts of their adult plumage.
     
  10. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females are veryy loud, and males are quiet...
    Of course I thought I had 6 female pekins, cause they were all ridiculously loud.... and one ended up being a male. But I love them all the same [​IMG]
     

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