Male? Female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fisherlmiranda, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    I ordered two "pick of the hatchery" ducks on my August 5th duckling order. I recieved a buff and a black swedish. What do you think they are? Male? Or female? The black swedish is very loud, it honks all the time. 20180928_130336.jpg 20180928_130419.jpg IMG_20180928_130750_694.jpg
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Very loud is female... boys become more of a soft whisper.

    The one with the curly tail and head still turning dark in the background is a drake. Females don't get the curly tail.

    Cuties! :love
     
  3. Chirehe

    Chirehe Chirping

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    Most likely a female if it’s “honking” males are usually quiet my blue swedish boy try’s to make noise but it’s more of a raspy whisper lol
     
  4. Dandy's mom

    Dandy's mom Songster

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    Boys are quiet, girlies are a bit of a loud mouth. Males also get a distinct curled tail feather
     
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  5. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Yes the curly tail drake in the background is the only duck I have left from when I first got ducks. It's been a really rough learning curve. I started with 4 ducks. But we got all the kinks worked out and took care of the predators!
     
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  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Sorry for your losses, predators stink. :(

    If they aren't all the same age as the drake... I would only be able to go by voice since I feel like the curl can develop what seem a bit later than the stated age... if I remember mine correctly. :pop
     
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