I could use help figuring out gender - Muscovy 4 months

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Speak2Erin, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Speak2Erin

    Speak2Erin Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I was told by a vet she was a girl. But ... I'm not sure. She does that heavy breathing noise a lot during the day. She puffs out her chin as she talks. She trills at night though. She is EXTREMELY affectionate with me, following me around like a dog and wanting to be handled. She mounts our female Pekin though.
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Muscovy females don't quack like mallard derived ducks, and females frequently play 'hop on top' so not anything unusual there... doesn't look like she has excessive caruncles on her face either, so I would guess female...
     
  3. Gray Farms

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    need a full body shot.
     
  4. Speak2Erin

    Speak2Erin Out Of The Brooder

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    Recent shots:
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    She was young in this one. 3 months. Not sure if it helps with gender.

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    And I don't have another Muscovy to really compare. Just a female Pekin who is 3 months. The Pekin outgrew her in height, but Momo the Muscovy is heavier.
     
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  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    She is gorgeous!!! And still think she is female... leg position isn't as wide as males tend to be, still small mask and caruncles... flat out beautiful! :love
     
  6. Gray Farms

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    Its a male, legs are to heavy for a female
     
  7. Speak2Erin

    Speak2Erin Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha! Some votes female, some votes male! I am still confused. Outside today she/he was still huffing and puffing around. She/he loves me to bits and I am fine either way. I just hate not knowing! She/he does fly to the roof a lot, not sure if that's common for boys?

    Thx for everyone's input!
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Flying to roof tops is a Muscovy thing, lol, not specific to gender... legs did look a bit thick, but I dunno... :confused:

    @Miss Lydia any ideas?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    How much does she/he weigh?

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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Legs do look thick but how about a full front view standing, legs on females are set closer together under their body drakes set wider apart. Pretty scovy too.
     

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