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hwo to tell ducklings gender at feedstore?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekinduck<3er, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Hi everyone,

    im wondering how would i know what sex would be if they didnt vent it??(maybe pekin ducklings)
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    You usually don't know. They will not sex vent for you, nor will they let you sex vent. It's the straight run only and you will find out at home later. That's another reason not to show at the feed store. Go with Metzer , they ship and they sex them too. They are known for strong healthy birds. Usually not the kind you win show prizes for. 4H yes, national championships usually not. For show quality you need to buy adult birds at a steep price.
  3. my father swears by the magazine trick... put a cosmopolitan and a Popular mechanics in the pen with them.. he says the males will favor the mechanic magazine, while the females will desperately be trying to figure out how to lengthen lashes.... I think he's nuts! [​IMG]
  4. JosieR

    JosieR Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    Orange County, NY
    My feed store sells them sexed. They have bands are their legs so they know which is which.

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