Khaki Campbells! Boy and Girl?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blueicebird, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiya! I have 2 Khaki Campbells and I am wondering if they are a boy and a girl. I assume the darker head and black spot on the tail of the one is a male, but I wanna make sure. Also the darker one has a soft honk while the brown has a loud quack. Also how old are they normally when they start laying? Mine are about 16 wks I think. Thanks! [​IMG]

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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Your Quacker is a girl and the other is a boy, just by voice sexing. Females QUACK and males have raspier, quieter voices. Another sign to look for in the male is the "drake feather" which shows up in adult plumage; it's the feather in the tail that curls back really tightly.

    Most non-Muscovy type ducks begin to lay around six months of age.
     
  3. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omgoodness! I saw that curly tail today! I thought it was just one that was sticking up! Haha! Awesome. Thank you [​IMG]

    He is also the nice one, the female is kinda skidish and flighty. Are males normally docile?
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My Cayuga drakes are more affectionate than the hens, yes. Same with the call ducks. That's if you have a pair, or both sexes. If you only had females, the girls MIGHT be more people-oriented, but maybe not.

    Drakes are just friendly fellows. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thank you [​IMG]
     
  6. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, you can tell by thier coloration [​IMG]
     
  7. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, looks like a hen and a drake!
    My females started laying around 18-19 weeks. It was earlier than I expected, but I guess all ducks are different!
     

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