Is my Muscovy a male or female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MarlyMonster, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    Hi lovely people!

    My Muscovy duck is about to turn 7 weeks and while I’m 90% sure she’s a girl I figured I’d ask the experts just to be sure before I start training her to come when her name is called haha.

    The reason I think she’s a girl is because when compared to the other one I had (who I’m thinking was a boy) there were quite a few differences. I read that girls get feathers sooner and she seemed to be a few weeks ahead of him, even though they were the same age. He also had way bigger feet (he passed away last week, hence the past tense)

    The only reason I’m starting to doubt myself is because Penny has quite a crest on her! I know girls have them too but she raises her quite high so just wanna make sure she’s definitely a Penny and not a Sheldon lol (Big Bang Theory!)

    Pics below! Tired to capture her crest and wings.

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    Thank you so much!!


    - Marly

    EDIT: she usually doesn’t raise her crest, usually only when washing herself or she’s super excited. Otherwise her little head is flat lol
     
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  2. chickenpeeple

    chickenpeeple Songster

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    Sorry to hear about Tony.:hugsI'm not that good with ducks and ducks are hard to sex visually at this age I think.
     
  3. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    Not too sure... maybe a photo of the feet may help.
     
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  4. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    It is hard to tell without a comparison of other chicks...
     
  5. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    does she make noises? a video might help

    i think its a boy
     
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  6. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    She pretty much chirps like a bird haha. I’ll try to take one.

    I also read girls tend to step on their own feet which she definitely does
     
  7. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    ever hear real raspy noises? Chirping sounds like a girl!
     
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  8. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Duck Addict

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    Since it's a Muscovy, the difference between the voice in males and females is very subtle.

    Any guesses @oldhenlikesdogs?
     
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  9. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    No never, she either chirps or peeps like a duckling (she’s 7 weeks on Monday)
    Just the way she looked next to her brother last week her wings were way more developed than his. Granted, he had a severe deformity but still, it shouldn’t effect feather growth. Just her raising of her little head tuff looks a bit masculine haha
     
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  10. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    even females will raise their crestst.. she sounds like a girl to me! But I am no expert.
     
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