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How loud are female ducks really?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Roosterboy, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    How loud are female ducks? Preferably, how loud are runners, cayugas, and muscovies? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] i can't spell
  2. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Can't answer about the others, but my female runner isn't near as loud as my Rouens are. She is fairly quiet compared to them, but still loud enough to hear from 100 feet or so away.
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Muscovies don't say a word. [​IMG] They HISS but thats about it.
  4. cbrookkelly

    cbrookkelly In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    Cranbrook BC Canada
    With any of the mallard derrived duck breeds the females have a loud quack.
    Muscovies are a totally different species and do not quack, they mainly hiss, but the famels do make some very low volume squeals and quacking like sounds when distressed.
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    My pekins, mallards and Cambells are fairly quiet, but my call duck girls..............there is only four and you'd think there was 20. [​IMG]
  6. chickensandmore

    chickensandmore Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Spiro Ok
    I have 10 Pekins and you would think I had 100 very loud

    Don [​IMG]
  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Pekins - LOUD!!! They are louder than my chickens. And I have 12 chickens and only 3 female Pekin ducks.

    I know you didnt ask about Pekins... but I had to chime in.
    I heard that Call Ducks are loud too.

    And I have heard that Muscovies are quiet.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My call ducks are VERY loud.
  9. Mallard Derived ducks tend to be loud..

    While muscovies are very quiet and don't quack at all [​IMG]
  10. cayuga26

    cayuga26 In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2008
    Ontario Canada
    In my experience:

    Pekin's are very loud when they want to be though probably not as loud as a rooster they do call alot more frequently (especialy when food is around, or they see you, or there taking a bath or there......)

    Runners are loud but not nearly as loud as Pekins though they seem to come to associate humans with food realy quickly and like to let you know there hungry (we had one female Runner for 2 weeks and she was ver talkative.)

    Khaki Campbell's (though you were not asking about them) are fairly quiet, they do have a deep loud quack when they want to but seem to seldome use it and prefer to make reasonably quiet almost duckling like sounds (though there still deeper in voice and louder than Cayugas)

    Cayugas are very very quiet though they still have a loud quack it is more on par with a wild mallard hen and generaly given a lot less frequently. When two females are "fighting" over a drake though they can be talkative but generaly they just make small almost duckling like noises even when your coming to give them food. Generaly the hens seem to be quieter than the drakes when there making these type of noises.

    Muscovies are as everyone has said very quiet and you would not ever hear them unless you were basicaly standing beside them.

    Hope that helps!

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