Is this a drake feather?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tayae, Aug 10, 2014.

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  1. tayae

    tayae Out Of The Brooder

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    So... We have always called Tulipo a he, but kind of knew she was a she (I know, silly.) But now I think he may actually be a he... Which is kind of a problem, because he wont be able to live with his chicken friends any longer!

    Is this a drake feather? Sorry it's not focused well, he never sits still [​IMG]

    If a duck has a drake feather does it always mean they are male?

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  2. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks have the classic quack & drakes have alow raspy sound.
     
  3. khawdashhtchngs

    khawdashhtchngs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not a full curl but it could be the start of one. The post above is right though, easy and quick to tell by the voice. Loud quack its a girl, raspy is a drake.
     
  4. tayae

    tayae Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so unsure about his voice! Does this sound more on the raspy side? He imprinted on the chickens as a baby so I'm really worried about having to separate him [​IMG]

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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What breed of duck?
     
  6. khawdashhtchngs

    khawdashhtchngs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitely a drakes voice :) you've got yourself a drake!
     
  7. tayae

    tayae Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never been 100% sure! I rescued him from the floor of a local market. The best match I can find is a Swedish duck, could that be right?

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  8. tayae

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    Ahhh, I was worried that would be the answer... I feel horrible separating him from our hen Dahlia, she is his best friend. They never leave each others side. We have three crested ducks but they are much bigger and aggressive towards him so I can't keep them together. Not sure what to do with poor Tulipo now! [​IMG]
     
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  9. khawdashhtchngs

    khawdashhtchngs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually they can work all the kinks out sooner or later when introducing new ducks to each other. Mine are used to constantly being introduced to new and younger ducks because I raise and breed anconas.
    Do you have anymore picture of him? Side view and from the top to see what breed?
     
  10. tayae

    tayae Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure hope so. I will have to try and integrate them. Perhaps he and Dahlia will still have the occasional supervised playdate. Here are some more photos! His size and flight ability definitely aligns with a Swedish, but he doesn't quite look like one.

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