Khaki Gender??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cjoffutt, Mar 20, 2018.

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  2. Drake

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  1. cjoffutt

    cjoffutt Chirping

    Jan 27, 2017
    North Central Indiana
    Good morning,

    We purchased this pair of Kahki Campbells a couple months ago and they've been great thus far. However, we are uncertain as to what their gender is. Their tail feathers appear to be the same as our (2) hen Pekins. So we are hoping these Kahki's are hens as well (no desire to have drakes at this point).

    And just to be fun, lets add a poll to this post!

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Parfait Party

    Oct 26, 2015
    My Coop
    Do they quack really loud or do they rasp?
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  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi. :frow

    With no curly tail feathers, maybe female. How old were they when you purchased a couple months ago?

    Their voice can be a huge indicator. Hens keep their nice loud quack while drakes voice will become much quieter. It been a while, but I think it was kinda like a whistle.

    My boy didn't get his curly tail until around 15 week if I remember correctly. And when I looked at pics just now it seems as though the male head will still turn green..
  4. cjoffutt

    cjoffutt Chirping

    Jan 27, 2017
    North Central Indiana
    Honestly it's hard to tell with the Pekins in there. They sound extremely similar to the Pekin hens. I've been leaning towards female with them, but just wanted to make sure before it was further down the road.

    They were a few days old I'd imagine. We purchased them from our local Rural King. I'd venture to say they are 10ish weeks old currently.
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  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    I don't have too much duck experience... but I would be hard pressed to make a call that young without a tail Q or the voice. Raspy was a good description of the male voice. :) :pop
  6. cjoffutt

    cjoffutt Chirping

    Jan 27, 2017
    North Central Indiana

    I agree. I'll try to separate them out and see if I can tell that way.

  7. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

    Jan 11, 2018
    Piedmont N.C
    I think that they are females… but the quack would be a sure way to tell

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