Look what I get to babysit. LOL

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Acre of Blessings, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Six Peking ducks and I get to have 2 of them when the owners get back. How can I tell the Male from the Female?

    My hubby has been telling me No for a month now. Finally, today, when they were brought over to stay for a week, my hubby gave in while watching them play. I want a male and female though cause I want to raise some babies. Can you help me? If you need a better pic let me know.

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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute - I can't help you on the genders, but I do recognize cuteness when I see it!
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lincoln, Illinois
    they are cute! the only thing we could tell about gender this young was the quack. the females are louder!! and the drake will get a curl in his tail when he is bigger. and quacks real soft.
    I love ducks!!!
     
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    WELLLLLL, when they are about 6 weeks old, you can tell the males from females by the sounds they make. Females go "QUACK! QUACK QUACK QUACK!" and males just "whisper" a lot, no quacking.

    Have fun!

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  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    O.K. terrielacy, help me out here. 2 of the ducks have a deep quack and the others have a quack that has a louder pitch. Does this say anything as to the 2 being male or female?
     
  7. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the ones with the softer quack are males the ones with the louder quack are females.

    is this your first ducks if so congrats [​IMG]

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  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Yes, duckman, these will be my first ducks. They are so funny to watch [​IMG]

    O.K. 2 of the ducks have a deep quack. What are they?
     
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  9. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you will love them and they will never get boring to watch. have fun with ducks. [​IMG]

    deep quackers are "drakes". (males)
     
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  10. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it's a real quack quack sound, it's a girl-- the boys are real whispery. The deep sound is prolly a girl
     

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