Is My Cayuga a Boy or Girl?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Finny, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Cayuga drakes or at least one definite drake ( he has a curled tail feather and has the raspy quack of a drake). At first I thought the other one was a drake as well until I saw white feathers coming out from under "his" wings. And I noticed "he" does not make much noise besides for the occasional mumble and VERY rarely does "he" make a loudish noise. And when "he" does, "he" sounds like the other drake. My question is, is "he" a girl or a boy? I was convinced "he" was a boy until I read that the girls can have some white feathers.
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    But the noise your describing sounds more like drake. How old are they ?and [​IMG]
     
  3. Finny

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    They are about 17 weeks old. And also "he" does not have any curled tail feathers like the other one does.
     
  4. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the welcome:) This may sound like a stupid question, but is it possible for a duck to sound kind of like a drake sometimes?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well he could be a late bloomer, lol ducks quack very loud so pick this duck up and if it quacks loud then you have a girl if it sounds like it's got a cold and is raspy then it's a drake. I found this thread you could talk to some one who has this breed also https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/692724/proud-cayuga-owners
     
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  6. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks for the help:)
     

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