Male or Female Rouens?

ILoveQuack

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Oct 24, 2018
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Hello! I have two Rouens (I think... unless I got the eye stripes wrong and they are actually mallards!) but I am still unsure of whether they are male or female. Right now they both have female plumage, but they are only around 11-12 weeks. I did attempt to vent sex them when they were still ducklings and they seemed to be male at the time, but their current very female feathers has me second guessing myself.

I swear that neither of their heads have any hint of green on them (yet?),nor do they have the white ring around their neck. They are also both missing the “curl” feathers on their tails. Right now their bills are a mottled color with patches of gray/black, the base color is maybe a green? As for their voice it’s a quack but sort of deep?

I added some pictures if anyone wants to take a guess... :)
 

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ILoveQuack

Chirping
Oct 24, 2018
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Albany, NY
I think the 1 eye stripe means they are mallards. But it’s hard to tell the size of them by the picture. Do they sound the same? You should definitely be able to tell what sex they are by their voice by now. Have you YouTube some examples??


Hi! I actually did YouTube some examples of the male/female voices today. Although while I could tell the difference in the YouTube videos, I’m still not really sure about my own ducks. I even had a friend compare to the YouTube videos and she isn’t sure either. They honestly sound sort of somewhere “in between.” I guess it’s just their puberty voices?

Here’s another picture of them in better light :love
 

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