male or female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pjcooper, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. pjcooper

    pjcooper In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2013
    I have a 3 month old muscovy it has a little pink about 1/4" around it's bill and light pink circles around it's eyes. How can I tell if its a male or female?
  2. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chirping

    May 25, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    This my first batch of muscovies, so I am not an expert. With mine, the biggest difference, after size, is the legs. The boys' legs are thick and sturdy-looking. The girls' legs are more slender and delicate. If you only have one, though, it might be hard to tell at this stage.
  3. learycow

    learycow Crowing

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    I agree with the above statement.
    Muscovy ducks are easily sexed by size as males are MUCH larger than females.
    But if you only have one, it may be hard to tell until it's a little older.
    You can try posting a pic though. Some of us who have raised lots of muscovies would be happy to give you an educated guess!

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