Is Ruth a boy? **PICTURES AND UPDATE ON PAGE 2!**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aoxa, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    If I want my Ruth (male name to be determined yet) to have enough ducks to keep him satisfied (without hurting my chickens), how many is the minimum? I already have one female muscovy, but one isn't enough, right? I am almost positive that Ruth is a he because of the sound of his voice.

    [​IMG] He/she has taken to chasing around my mutt chicken grabbing on to her neck.

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    Sorry about the quality of some of the images.. Hope it's enough to tell me if Ruth is not a Ruth at all. He has a silver belly with a darkened head.
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Does he have the telltale drake feather that sticks up and curls at the base of his tail? upper side. and maybe a couple more girls should make him happy. when he quacks is it raspy or a loud quack?
     
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    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Does he have the telltale drake feather that sticks up and curls at the base of his tail? upper side. and maybe a couple more girls should make him happy. when he quacks is it raspy or a loud quack?

    It sounds whispery. Exactly like the fist one here.

    The tail feathers aren't quite that curled, but they do go up a little like it will curl soon. I have no idea on the exact age. Just know it was this summer sometime that she/he was born.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Sounds more like the boy than the girl, but really doesn't sound like either [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Sounds more like the boy than the girl, but really doesn't sound like either [​IMG]

    you might have to give him/her more time. and the going after your chickens doesn't mean it wants to mate with them just maybe a dominance thing, my ducks[girls and drakes] will grab a chicken if given the chance.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to say. But you have a drake. Look at its head. Its getting all green [​IMG]
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Sounds more like the boy than the girl, but really doesn't sound like either [​IMG]

    you might have to give him/her more time. and the going after your chickens doesn't mean it wants to mate with them just maybe a dominance thing, my ducks[girls and drakes] will grab a chicken if given the chance.

    I would keep him/her no matter what. It just means how many more do I 'have' to add. [​IMG]

    She seems to be picking on one specific chicken. Only one out of 18. That one decided to go broody today too [​IMG]
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That's one of the reasons I thought that too. It's okay if she is a he. I just want to know. That and I want to know how many does one drake need. Roosters need lots to keep them happy, so is it the same with ducks?

    ETA: The head is much shinier than the pictures show. Very blue/green looking.
     
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  10. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Quote:That doesn't mean it's a boy at all, I have a little mixed breed female thats head is green.
     

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