I Need Help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lextextrapper, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    1
    121
    May 5, 2009
    Lexington, TX
    Can anyone help me determine the sex of these Silver Appleyard ducks? These are my first ducks and I have no idea. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    7,505
    19
    301
    Jan 30, 2007
    WV
  3. Burbs

    Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    314
    3
    121
    May 29, 2009
    South East Idaho
    I would say the top one is a drake. Has a small curl on the tail, darker head and greenish beak. The other two are hens.

    Just my guess.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    51
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    1st photo - top one in the back is a drake. Two other are female.
     
  5. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    1
    121
    May 5, 2009
    Lexington, TX
    Quote:Thanks!!! How lucky can a guy a get to have 2 girls and a boy?!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    51
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    How old are they? 4 - 5 months? That drake won't look like a drake with full coloring until 7 - 9 months old. He should grow much larger than the females and his tail will get a curl to it.
     
  7. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    1
    121
    May 5, 2009
    Lexington, TX
    They are actually only 3-1/2 months old. They hatched on 6/29/2009.
     
  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    4,887
    10
    231
    Jul 9, 2008
    Maryland
    Your ducks are about 2 1/2 weeks older than mine [​IMG] and i agree, you are lucky! I love it when the odds work out in our favor. from the ducklings i kept from my july hatch I have one male and two females!! Plus the scovie i bought that conveniently turned out to be a girl.
     
  9. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,228
    18
    181
    Mar 21, 2009
    Those are some beauties. You do have a drake and two ducks! That is awesome! I have had a bumper year for females too. Every hatch I have done has been 50-70% girls. It seldom seems to happen that way!
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    11,199
    44
    311
    Oct 2, 2008
    Colorado
    That little tail curl gives it away. His head should turn green over the next month or so. Handsome fellow....and the girls are gorgeous!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by