Khaki campbell & pekin ?'s

LabMama

In the Brooder
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Apr 11, 2011
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Hey yall! I have 3 ducks about 3 months old. I know the mallard is a girl because of her coloring...how can I tell if my peking & my khaki campbell are boys or girls? Also, do u think my khaki campbell or mallard will fly away?
 

FenDruadin

Crowing
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Jul 30, 2009
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Girls will quack loudly, boys will murmur raspily. That is your surest method of telling. Also, drakes will usually (but not always) develop curly feathers at the top of their tail.

The campbells will probably not fly away, but the mallard may. You may need to clip its wings, but someone else with mallards will have to tell you for sure.

Oh, and post pics.
 

Wifezilla

Positively Ducky
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Oct 2, 2008
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The khaki wont fly far if it can manage to get off the ground. Mine flew like bricks. You MIGHT be able to get away with not clipping the mallard because it will want to be with its flock. Just in case, I would clip one wing anyway.
 

LabMama

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Apr 11, 2011
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The sticks, VA
thanks yall another question. how do you clip wings? I am scared id hurt her. And she is like 2 or 3 months old now. also its really hard to catch them lol
 

SassyKat6181

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Aug 30, 2010
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My Mallards are 12 weeks old and fly like crazy.....especially in the coop. They have figured out that if they fly to the waterer when I fill it that they get first dibs over the Pekins and Campbells.
 

animalpro24

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May 13, 2011
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Your mallards will not fly away. it's a small chance they will fly away. As long as they have friends, place to sleep, food, and love they will stay.
 

stargazingmommy

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Apr 19, 2011
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my pekin is to fat to fly. I think she's nearly to fat to swim. She dove today and I wasn't sure I wouldn't have to rescue her.
 

LabMama

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Apr 11, 2011
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The sticks, VA
ha ha my pekin is also very very very fat and she isnt very old. I was watching them yesterday & I think the mallard is just learning that her wings can make her go off the ground a little, like they said above I seen her kinda half fly over to the waterer to get first dibs yesterday I hope my littel girl stays!
 

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