Male or female Pekin duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by plaidshirt, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. plaidshirt

    plaidshirt New Egg

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    Does anyone have any insight as to whether our duck is male or female? It is almost 3 months old. I don't see a curled drake feather, however all of the tail feathers appear to curl a bit. We are new at all of this. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. plaidshirt

    plaidshirt New Egg

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    Here is another pic:[​IMG]
     
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has this duck molted out of its adolescent feathers? (You'd know, you'd wake up one morning and think that someone had a pillow fight in the back yard.)

    Until that molt is complete, you won't see the drake feathers.
     
  4. plaidshirt

    plaidshirt New Egg

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    No it has not. :(
    The kids named 'him' Fred when he was a duckling and everyone assumed 'he'was male after that. :)
    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  5. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem! At this age, you should be able to voice sex. Does "Fred" quack?
     
  6. plaidshirt

    plaidshirt New Egg

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    It's hard to tell right now. My husband says he quacks and I think he squeaks... :)
     
  7. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it an only duck? You can pick it up and move it away from the flock to try to coax a quack.
     

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