Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by StephM606, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. StephM606

    StephM606 Hatching

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    We just purchased two ducks and are trying to determine if they are male or female. We have one female pekin already who is 3 months old but definitely has the loud, distinctive quack. The 2 we purchased are supposed to be 6 months old and one is a Pekin and one is a Khaki Campbell Runner mix. We cannot get the ducks to make any distinct noises other than a very quiet, almost constant noise. They were orginially penned with hens and roosters in poor conditions. We have only had them for two days but they do have access to a creek and yard with us. The Khaki Runner mix is very aggressive with our original younger Pekin so we separated it. We need help identifying if the two new ducks are male or female so we know next steps for these ducks. We are new to raising ducks. Thanks!
     

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  2. katiebrock

    katiebrock Songster

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    The Khaki is definitely a male!
     
  3. StephM606

    StephM606 Hatching

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    Do you know because of the head coloring? We are trying to learn so we can be educated when buying from someone in the future. Thanks :)
     
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  4. katiebrock

    katiebrock Songster

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    Yes, and do you see how he has a really dark spot above his tail? That is another way you can tell. I am surprised his bill isn't more yellow though, maybe it is because he is a mix!
     
  5. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I agree, khaki is male. Males also get one curled feather on their tail. If they sound the same, raspy and quieter than females, then both are males. Females would definitely be quacking at their age.
     
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