Male or female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AshleyNicole06, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    How old are ducklings before you can tell how old they are?
     
  2. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    You can vent sex them at a few hours old like hatcheries. With Muscovies you can tell as the males are larger and their wings take longer to develop then the females.
    With mallards juvenile drakes will have a darker lacing and a broken voice (purberty) then later they will get their curled tail feathers and colour up.

    Sorry I'm not sure about age
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hello..Mallard derived breeds can be voice sexed at around 5 to 6 weeks depending on breed..Hens Quack and Drakes rasp..After the juvenile molt Drake get a tail curl at around 4 months of age..
    If talking about Muscovy?. @Miss Lydia can give you information.
     
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  4. AshleyNicole06

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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    By 6 weeks you can voice sex them generally..
     
  6. AshleyNicole06

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    Is that the earliest? I have one that's bigger than all the others and sound kind of raspy.. But I'm not sure if its sick or what.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Then a Drake..
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Can you post a pic or video of this lil one if it is sick maybe we can help.
     
  9. AshleyNicole06

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    The one closest to the food bowl. I don't have just a pic of it right now. I can get one when i get off work.. Is there a certain thing you need a pic of?
    And its the only one that sounds like that..
     
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  10. AshleyNicole06

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    Sorry their thing is a mess. We Have to clean that thing like every other day.. Lol
     

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