Lost Quaker

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 3quakers, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. 3quakers

    3quakers New Egg

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    So if my duck is a drake, will it get it's quack back?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Mallard-derived drakes don't really quack once they get their grownup voices.
     
  3. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drakes make a rasping cheep-like noise. Females quack. Loud, obnoxious, QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK!
     
  4. 3quakers

    3quakers New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. That tells me at least one of my 3 white ducks is a female.

    My second question is that two of these ducks grew very big, very fast, and they both have orange beaks.
    The third duck has a light pink beak and is only half the size. What's with that?
     
  5. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds are your ducks?
    Only certain ducks can be sex linked by bill color
    It's very likely the third duck is the runt and not getting as much food. I have one like that, so I just let her in the coop at night earlier than the others. When she's eaten most of her fill, I let the rest in. She should grow some more now. She is the closest silver one.
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  6. 3quakers

    3quakers New Egg

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    They are Pekin ducks. One of them definitely looks like a runt. Can't imagine that it will ever catch up with the others.
    It is the most active and it does usually take the lead when they do their ducks in a row walk between the barn and the pond.
     

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