Male/female ducklings

sh0ptildr

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I know by about 10 weeks you can tell the sex of ducks by their “quack”. Can anyone tell by color? These 2 mallard ducklings will be 2 weeks old Saturday. My bantam hen hatched them. One is very yellow compared to the other. Any guesses?
Thank you!
 

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You can't tell from plumage at this age. Even at 10 weeks it can still be tricky too tell. You can start to try voice sexing as early as 6 weeks though.
Is there any possibility that they're mixed or not Mallards? Usually Mallards are a bit smaller at that age but maybe it's just the picture
 

sh0ptildr

Songster
6 Years
Mar 29, 2014
50
14
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Alabama
Ok thank you- definitely mallards I have the drake and females. I just had a broody hen so I let her hatch them. Well I guess I will just have to wait and see. I have 3 female mallards maybe the different color bc the eggs came from different females. I hope 1 of them is a female!
 

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