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Male or female??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Miss Beaky, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Miss Beaky

    Miss Beaky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 ducks and was told they were female but I am not sure now. I have taken a few pics of the four older ducks. The other ones are ducklings and might be harder to identify. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Could you get some more pics of them?
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Those two aren't quite old enough to sex from plumage (drake feather), the best way to sex them is by their voice. Females are very vocal and make the iconic QUACK associated with ducks. Males are quieter and have lower, raspy voices.
     
  4. Miss Beaky

    Miss Beaky Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about 6 months now. They do seem to have a quiet quack, quite husky. I have added another pic. All 4 ducks seem to pretty much the same. I have younger ducklings and have no idea what sex they are but I think they are far too you to tell yet. [​IMG]
     
  5. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know the breed? I think the look like females, but that is just my guess.
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    what breed are they? they almost look a bit Muscovy and pekin?? anyways, mallard derived as said drakes have a raspy, hoarse voice whereas females have a full on quack. Muscovy however don't follow this, as they are not mallard derived, so it's all size, and the drakes only hiss, females trill, coo, hiss and honk(quack)

    Mallard derived drakes also get what is known as a 'drake curl' but usually voice is the first way to know if you have a daisy or a Donald.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

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