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Male or Female? Ancona Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by isis, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. isis

    isis Out Of The Brooder

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    This "guy" is offered for sale locally... I'd love to add "him" to my flock but my question is boy or girl? They say it's an Ancona duck and 2-3 months old. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey you must live near me! That is a local add for me as well. By the looks of it, it might be a female. You might cal or email them and ask them if he/she quacks or makes the raspy sound. If I remember right my ducklings had their voices by 3 months. I thought about getting him but decided I didnt want to add another male. Good luck though! He/she is a beautiful duck. I also dont see a curly feather but I am pretty sure they dont show up till after their first molt.
     
  3. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too soon to know by looking at the duck, but you should be able to tell by the voice. If you pick the duckling up and it QUACKS! its a girl. If it makes the deeper, quieter, raspy sound, it's a boy. Should be easy to tell. You can ask the owner if they can tell by the voice too, perhaps they know? Certainly it's cute and has a sweet face.
     
  4. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Lovin! And Granny Carol!

    I saw this ad too. I might know who has it. Let me PM her and see if it's who I think it might be.
    Where are you located? Obviously somewhere in KC.
     
  5. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's her. She PM'd me back but BYC is glitching for her and she can't post anything for some reason. Here is her response to me I'm pasting here. I also have one of her drakes and love him. :)


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    Yep it's me. for some reason I can not post a response on the thread. This new BYC is really starting to have it's glitches. This was my response to everyone on there, but couldn't get it to post for me. [​IMG]



    Hi, Yall
    The duck is mine, QJ just sent me a PM. I have it on craigslist. If you read the ad it says that I think it's a little boy, but that I'm not 100%. The one that I think is a girl from that same hatch isn't really giving me a good honk and I'm just on the fence with them at this point. Sometimes you can tell by voice as early as 3 weeks, but others just seem to take longer to get their voice. This little guy is probably a male, but I just don't want to tell someone 100% that it's a drake and them buy it expecting it to breed all of their females when it grows up if i'm not 100% sure. I can tell you what I think, which is that it will probably be a male, but the voices are just not clear enough for me to tell for sure. I just looked up my pictures from when that group hatched and he will be 2 months old on the 8th. Sorry I couldn't give you a clear answer.



    There ya go!
     
  6. Chicken Crazy12

    Chicken Crazy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, sorry I couldn't respond back to anyone earlier. Hopefully now it is all fixed. Thanks for posting that for me QJ [​IMG]
     
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  7. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problemo Mi Amigo!
     
  8. Chicken Crazy12

    Chicken Crazy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The duck is sold.
     
  9. isis

    isis Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow what a small world! I live close to the Legends. So a little bit a ways from you guys but I've driven a ways for "cute" things I've found online... lol.

    I guess I'll throw it out there since all the locals are here... I'm looking to buy a young (laying) female duck or two for my male. He had two females but I lost one a few weeks ago. :-( My boy, Frank, has been with me for 8 years! He actually lived in my college dorm room. [​IMG]

    Anywho, needless to say with his age who knows how much longer I'll have him, so I'm incubating his eggs this year... only about a 50% fertility rate... imagine that at his age...! But his first hatch of 2 is due next week, fingers crossed!
     
  10. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isis- You're only about 35-40 minutes from me. :)

    Have you checked CraigsList?
     

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