Is my duck sexing correct?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Springthing, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Springthing

    Springthing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drake Pekin on the left (because of the curly butt feather), duck Pekin on the right?

    And if you can tell... Blue Swedes in back?
     
  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you've got the Pekins right. Also, in most cases you can sex ducks by the voice. Hens will have a definite loud "quack" while drakes sound like they have a sore throat. Unless, of course, you end up with a mutant drake like mine - sex feathers, drake color, and hen "quack".
     
  3. Springthing

    Springthing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just didn't know if the 'quack sexing' worked with all breeds of ducks. There's only one good quacker out of 5 ducks...that's not a lot of egg production!
     
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    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the bantam ducks but, I think, the only breed of "standard" size duck that it doesn't work with is Muscovies.
     
  5. Springthing

    Springthing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Quote:It also works with bantams..
     

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