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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by neckringer, Apr 8, 2009.
Well how, when, what do I look for? Is it male or female? All I know is its a pekin
Your first opportunity is around 5-6 weeks. Girls will QUACK, boys only make a peepy whisper. Your second opportunity is when they get their adult feathers. Drakes will develop a curly feather on their tail.
Jack (middle) is a drake. Can you see the drake feather in this pic?
I am hoping for a gal but if not I will try again next year. I hope to hear some quacks then. Thank you
THANKS FOR THE INFO. I WAS WONDERING THE SAME THING. EVERYONE ON HERE IS SO HELPFUL. WE ALL HAVE TO LEARN!
I vent sexed mine when I got them and that isn't too hard to do. Google it or look in a book like "Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks".....good picture!
my prkin starting quacking at only 2 1/2 weeks old. If it makes a more robust sound, something other than peeping, esp when you pick them up, you have a girl. If it only peeps, and never quacks, it's a boy. (up until 6 weeks plus, after that you can tell by the tail feathers, and a distinct difference in sound of voice.) I know it's hard to tell if you only have one duck or if they all make the same noise. Just know, if it's a boy, it will not attempt to quack when still little.
when do ducks (like pekins) get their adult plumage??
they starte getting it around week 4, and will continue to get it until about week 8 or so.
I learn so much from you peeps on here. Thank you!