Male or female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hippia16, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. hippia16

    hippia16 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the newest member of my mini flock. I wanted a male and this one is supposed to be a year old. I am not convinced that he is really a he. What do you think?
     
  2. suenotto

    suenotto Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of sound does he/she make?
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see the curl in the tail.

    Does he quack? lol
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens will be loud and very vocal. Males will make deeper and softer sounds. Once you figure it out you will be able to tell them apart quite easily..
     
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  5. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking it's a female because there's no curled tail feathers. If his/her quack is a loud honking sound it's a female, if it's quiet and kind of raspy it's a male.
     
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i see a small tail feather curling upward
    i vote drake
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's hard to tell from a picture. Males will get 2 curly feathers on the tops of their tails called the 'drake feathers', but those are usually the first ones that go when they molt. The best way to tell is by what it 'says'. If it quacks it's a duck, if it sounds like it has lost its voice it's a drake.
     
  8. hippia16

    hippia16 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a soft voice. It has never had the tail curl. I've had him for 2 months. When he first came his neck feathers were funny so he may have molted before I got him. It's defiantly not the curl it should be for a boy.
     
  9. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    he looks like a "she" cause i have a female that looks like that but its a girl!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing boy. Mine lost his drake feather about three months ago and hasn't grown another yet. Mostly if he is quiet I think boy.
     

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