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Male and Female Mallards?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by monarc23, May 14, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Does it look like I got a Drake and a Duck? At first I thought I had a male and a female, then as they feathered they both had the startings of a green head... well now the one that I was a sure was a male is now getting a dark green sheen to his back tail area... where as the one I feel is a hen is staying tan.

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  2. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like hens to me(not an exert)
     
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? It looks to me that one is a hen and the other drake..The feathers on back look to be getting green...Owner of 9 mallards....
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:they are a little bit over a month old if i remember rightly. [​IMG] Yeppers on the back of the males tail area is a mottling of irridecent green coming in. Im so happy you think that too! [​IMG]
     
  5. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have mallards and these both look to be hens to me, BUT, they are still young enough to change color, so time will tell;)
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:well would a hen have irridecent green on her back/tail area? Also, only the one that i thikn is a hen quacks (only if she's scared) and the one that I think is a male doesn't. [​IMG]
     
  7. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
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    my hens have a little green on their tails... and I know they are hens because they are both sitting eggs... but yours are still young so maby you have a drake... you will see in the future sorry I couldn't help more
     
  8. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
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    My sons Males started getting green on their heads and the female did not.
    They all had the green and blue stripe on their wings.
     
  9. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My drakes started getting green around the eye when they were 8 weeks..That was my first sign..My females have no greenish on the back feathers and the one looks male also you can see the difference in the color on the beak..My girls have darker beaks than the male his is a little brown and his feet are all orange and the girls have orange legs but the webbing is black...

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  10. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
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    It's looks like two girls to me. But if they are young they may change. But I doubt it. Lucky you. I got all drakes right now. [​IMG]
     

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