Male or Female Call Duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jenna j, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. jenna j

    jenna j In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2018
    Hey Everyone! My call ducklings will be 3 weeks tomorrow. Anyone have any tips on telling male or female? I have 5 babies, I know one is a female for sure bc she is extremely loud! I noticed 2 of them seem slightly bigger, and their tail feathers are longer than the other 3. Any suggestions or pointers would be great! Hoping for more females than just one! I don't want to have to part with any of them.

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  2. Runnerducks1

    Runnerducks1 Chirping

    Feb 12, 2018
    Drakes are a LOT larger, and tend to have curled feathers. You can check pictures of drakes to try, and guess.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Drakes don't get the tail curl till around 3 to 4 months old once they have gone through the juvenile molt. Voice sexing can be done at around 4 weeks old..
    Post a picture of your Ducklings..
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee

    Voice sexing is the earliest reliable way to tell gender, unless you are experienced at vent sexing...

    6-8 weeks is when their voices change fully...
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