Just got our first ducklings! <3

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RMo2, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. RMo2

    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have chickens, but finally purchased our first ducklings. They are ridiculously adorable! Just wish I knew their genders!

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  2. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! You can tell the gender at this age only by vent sexing, but this should be done by someone experienced as it can hurt the ducklings if done incorrectly. At around 6 weeks old, the ducklings voices will start to change. Girls will develop a honking like sound and boys will develop a rasp. Another way to tell their gender is the boys will have curled tail feathers while the girls won't. And of course, if you see any eggs you have a girl :).
     
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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    aw, so cute! they look like Pekin? anyways, Finny is right unless you vent sex at that age isn't a way to tell.. around 5-6wks i started hearing distinct voice changes in my mallard derived ducks, the drake curl comes much later, we already fully knew Clyde was a Clyde before that started to show.

    Update us on their progress, they grow super fast, much quicker than chicks.. so capture in as much as you can.

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  4. BooBoo45

    BooBoo45 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are adorable, I'm sure you will have so much fun watching them grow up.
     
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  5. RMo2

    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the tips on sexing the ducklings! I will just have to wait and see! :) I will post more pics soon!
     
  6. RMo2

    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are Pekins. I will definitely share more pics. Thanks for the tips!
     
  7. RMo2

    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few more pics from the past two days. I am in love! They are too sweet! [​IMG]

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  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, so cute! Why does that one have dark orange on its bill like that?
     
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  9. RMo2

    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because he can't seem to keep his face and body out of the water dish! :) He seems to always have a wet spot somewhere!
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It looks like brown wax [​IMG]
     

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