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Male runners??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MomMommyMamma, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that if runner ducks have curly tail feathers, they are drakes. Do these look like all male tails? I have only 5 runner ducks. All of them have a feather or two on the tail with some curl to it. I tried to get some good pics of their tails this morning - they don't like to stand still for pics lol! They are right around 20 wks. No eggs as of yet but I'm not sure when runner ducks begin to lay. What do you think?

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  2. njduck

    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see all drakes
     
  3. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, looks like all boys to me!
     
  4. ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack

    ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack Out Of The Brooder

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    Boiz
     
  5. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot lol! So a duck should have zero curly feathers?
     
  6. njduck

    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:a Hen should have "0" curly feathers. Drake ducks should have curly feathers. I will also place bets that if you wait another 20 weeks you will still be waiting on eggs.
     
  7. ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack

    ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:a Hen should have "0" curly feathers. Drake ducks should have curly feathers. I will also place bets that if you wait another 20 weeks you will still be waiting on eggs.

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  8. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also only the females quak

    males are more quiet

    Have you hear any of them actually quack?
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...and they mean a real quack. Not that half-hearted (hope the wife doesn't hear) quack that the boys bust out with from time to time. [​IMG]
     
  10. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol...no, I have actually sat watching them thinking how quiet they are! I have thought several times that the woman I got the eggs from must have sensitive hearing because they are not *that* loud. [​IMG]
    So funny! This has just been my luck this year. I've hatched an amazing number of males in chickens and ducks apparently too. I'm wondering if this has to do with the incubator temp?? Anyone ever heard of that?
     

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