Khaki Campbell sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SamG347, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    I have heard that khaki campbell day old ducklings can be sexed by their bill? The females will have a longer one the males will have a shorter one. Is this true? Or is there any other way to sex them other than vent sexing? And how hard is vent sexing?
    Thanks!
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  2. billson1

    billson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have never heard of that way but vent sexing on day old ducks is not that hard if you know what to look for you basicly are looking for a little tiny hook on the males
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    Yes I was reading up on the vent sexing in my book. Do you have to gently squeeze the poop out like you do on chicks?
    Thanks:D
     
  4. billson1

    billson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    when you try to open the vent the poo just comes out on ducks and geese but you want a paper towl to wipe it away so you can see better
     

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