Male or Female Pekin? (Pic included.)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lilmama, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. lilmama

    lilmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can see the middle Pekin duck has the tail feather. The other doesn't. They are both about 4 months old and both have the same exact voice. No actual "Quack" (like my black Cayuga lady)- just that sore throat sound that goes on and on...
    Confused by the lack of feather on the other Pekin....but it is still male I think because of the voice. Thoughts?

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    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grand Blanc, MI
    The voice is a much easier way to tell the sex of a duck. Some just take longer than others to get the drake feather, sometimes it gets pulled out by some other duck. I'd say you have a boy there.
     
  3. lilmama

    lilmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. In that case, if there is anyone in Ventura County, CA interested in one or two male Pekins, let me know.
    I love them but we want duck eggs and one male is already being a bit too rough with my one female and I am worried for her life. He submerges her in the pool to mate and my neighbor has lost females this way. I don't want yet another male doing this to her as well. I will get more females for her to be with.
     
  4. Obyli

    Obyli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top drake, bottom hen.
     
  5. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep looks like the top is the Drake bottom hen.. you can tell really well speacially the older they get by the curled one feather that is the male. I haven't found in easy way to tell by there voice yet [​IMG]
     

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