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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Faith67, Mar 14, 2013.
How can i tell a male khaki duck from a female,,they are 2 and a half weeks old
By two weeks I could hear the difference in their voices. (I have a mixed flock but no khakis). Females have a loud quack. (The kind you think of when you think of ducks). The males sound quieter and raspy like they have a cold.
Thanks again i have a male and female
Voice sexing isn't accurate until 5-8 weeks. Until then they will be making different types of noises.
It may not be 100% accurate all the time but it was for me. At that age they're still making the "peep" noise but they "quack" sometimes too. And they "peep" less the older they get. But once mine started quacking some they had the appropriate male/female voice. That's just my experience...
I think its great that it worked for you. Because there are some many people that could come across this thread and think that they would be able to tell at that young age I wanted to point out that it isn't accurate.
I've had drakes in the past that made quacking sounds when they were very young and females that made drakish sounds. They can make all kinds of sounds until they stop peeping and get their adult voice.
Hmmm. That's interesting.