male or female khaki campbell?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChooksAndDucks, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. ChooksAndDucks

    ChooksAndDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I bought a khaki campbell ducking a couple of weeks back and its suppose to be female but in not to sure it is. can you guys offer me any help?[​IMG]/height/400[/IMG]

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  2. mr pants

    mr pants Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe, generally, male ducks have a stripe of color across their eyes on their head. You can see the stripes on our two ducklings on the photo below. Although the farmer told us they were Khaki's they ended up being Mallards. (we still love them) [​IMG]
     
  3. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't tell for sure at that age but I'd guess female.
    A more sure sign is the quack. Male will be very raspy and quiet. Female will be loud and strong.
     
  4. ChooksAndDucks

    ChooksAndDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    its 7 weeks old. It does quack but not very loud thats why Im questioning its gender :)

    Thanks guys! :)
     
  5. AvianEgo

    AvianEgo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A quack is a quack. My male makes a weird sound but i wouldn't call it a quack. I have two females, I've is load gabber mouth, the other is much more quiet with her quacks.
     
  6. ChooksAndDucks

    ChooksAndDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    My little duckling doesn't shut up. Forever making noises even through the night! [​IMG]
     
  7. mr pants

    mr pants Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like you have yourself a girl. I kid....
     
  8. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there's just one they'll do that. They get lonely.
     
  9. ChooksAndDucks

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    its got a another duck for company. Thats why we bought it is to keep our 7 year old duck company:')
     
  10. Childwanderer

    Childwanderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As someone who raised an "all pullets" batch with one drake, I tell you that you might just have to wait until he or she either lays eggs or develops curly tail feathers to be absolutely certain.
     

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