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male... female...?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shannong139, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. shannong139

    shannong139 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a mallard, about 5 months old,name is may. I'll be referring to him as him and he. Since I've had him I've been reading as much as possible about mallards and from what I know it seems like he is a she, but there is green tint on the head and back so it's kind of throwing me off. No curl on the tail, a little black on the beak but it seems like a he ages it decreases..

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  2. shannong139

    shannong139 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is from may, you can see it best in bright sunlight
     
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    shannong139 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    A few days ago
     
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    shannong139 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi @shannong139! I'm no duck expert. But, I think you have a rouen. Rouen have two eye stripes and mallards have one. Are you positive about his/her age? The first pic is 2 him at 2 months and the second pic is 4 months, finally full color and drake feather. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pics reversed!
     
  7. shannong139

    shannong139 Out Of The Brooder

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    @emmajane07 positive of the age, but not the background. He was a rescue. The picture with more green is from when he was about 7 weeks and the other two are from the past month, so around four months old. He is bigger than other mallards at local ponds so maybe you're right!
     
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  8. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say if your getting a green head he is a he [​IMG]. Do you have any other duckies?
     
  9. shannong139

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    @emmajane07 nope, he's my lone ranger.
     
  10. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet he will spoiled. Hopefully, he does well alone without a feathery mate.
     

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