Male or female Muscovy??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kkattt, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I have two Muscovys.. not sure if I have the name assigned to the right duck! (Penelope and Porter) Any ideas?

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    Oh yeah-- the person I got them from said they would be all white---?? Not so sure about that!!
     
  2. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like boys to me..the darker one MAY be a girl. if their legs and feet are big they are usually boys if they are small they are girls and same with there necks
     
  3. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I named the darker one Porter and the lighter one Penelope!! hmmm.. going to see if I can notice a difference in neck/feet now!
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most times the feet are bigger on males, in this case it looks like there both males.
     
  5. mickt

    mickt Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] sorry but looks like 2 males to me,but good looking fellows
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    They don't look that old. I would give it some more time, mine were guessed out as all males awhile ago and now definitely two are hens. My drake all of a sudden just started growing like a weed in comparison, he is substantially heavier, bigger in the head, feet and now my 'ladies' quack .. [​IMG] plus may sound real dumb but the girls have a rather feminine look to them to.

    There all 10 wks tuesday. oops forgot, yeah i'd say there not white.. mine are they started off as yellow and got whiter as time has gone by. I can post some pics later.. need to get them out lol
     
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  7. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your input! Going Quakers- can you post a pic of your babies?? [​IMG]
     
  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Sure! i grabbed a picture of my drake and one of the hens ...

    I left it large so you can see the differences, notice legs, overall body size.. head shape.. you'll see how the hen has what i would describe as almost a feminine shape lol

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  9. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh they are so pretty! She does look feminine! I thought my lighter colored duck was a female because she was also smaller than the other... The darker one has started the hiss sound... That mean male right? Lighter one is pretty quiet... And likes to follow the other one.
     
  10. Going Quackers

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    Quote:females hiss to.. how old are yours? i found by about 7-8wks they started taking very distinctive different routes in body shaping, sizing etc...
     

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