Is my Weber a drake or hen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crazychickengirl, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm new to raising ducks and recently hatched 1 ducky out about two weeks ago from some eggs I bought on ebay. The lady I got them from has both rouens and khaki campbells. When Weber hatched out, he/she looked just like a khaki with some lighter markings around it eye that is similar to rouens. I've read that you can tell a drake from a hen by their quack. Mine is not quacking at all...just raspy sounds. BUT, his coloring looks just like a khaki hen. Is it possible for it to be a hen, but just not be quacking yet? I would like to have a hen and drake pair and I need to know which of my newest babies to keep according to what sex Weber is. HELP! [​IMG]
     
  2. DuckLady

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    2 weeks is too young to voice sex ducks. Wait another couple weks and you will be able to tell!
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will need to wait about 5 weeks to know for sure. If he is khaki with eye stripes, then he is a cross between the two breeds.
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:UM...She meant 2 months! Not 2 weeks!
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Harley's girl :

    Quote:UM...She meant 2 months! Not 2 weeks!

    If she meant 2 months, then the duck is a male. A male has a raspy quack, a female a loud quack.​
     
  6. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :cool:Well darn it! I was really looking forward to some ducky eggs! Oh well..I love my Weber even though he's a HE! Thanks for the info!
     

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