how? when? can I sex my pekin duckling? What to look for??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by neckringer, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    Well how, when, what do I look for? Is it male or female? All I know is its a pekin
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    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.

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    Jack (middle) is a drake. Can you see the drake feather in this pic?
     
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  3. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hoping for a gal but if not I will try again next year. I hope to hear some quacks then. Thank you
     
  4. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS FOR THE INFO. I WAS WONDERING THE SAME THING. EVERYONE ON HERE IS SO HELPFUL. WE ALL HAVE TO LEARN!
     
  5. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    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.
     
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  7. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do ducks (like pekins) get their adult plumage??
     
  8. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    they starte getting it around week 4, and will continue to get it until about week 8 or so.
     
  9. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I learn so much from you peeps on here. Thank you!
     

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