Males, females or both?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lizakn, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. lizakn

    lizakn Out Of The Brooder

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    These are photos of our 3 Pekin Ducks. They are 2 months old.
    I've tried sexing them (was told to listen to the quack, look at tail feathers, the breast) but I'm still not sure. If I have all males, I plan on selling 2 of them...and getting 2 females in place of the males ASAP (I want duck eggs)
    Any help sexing them is much appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Too young for drake curls. Voice sexing is your only hope - quacks for hens, hoarse/raspy for drakes.
     
  3. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pick them up. Loud honk / quack means girl.
     
  4. lizakn

    lizakn Out Of The Brooder

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    We have done that already...and I can't tell the difference. When we pick one up...they all start quacking & I can't hear if there is a difference
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Type 'voice sexing ducks' in the search bar at the top of the page and do an on site search. Several threads will appear that may be of help.
     
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  7. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they all start quacking, then maybe they're all females!
     
  8. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One thing I do with great success is pick one up and walk it away from the group until I can distinctly hear its sound. (Then do this one by one with the others). You can color-code them wth leg bands to tell who is who, if you don't see any differences- although, I can identify mine no problem, so it's up to you. :D
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Bill colour also is different. More Dull is a hen and the greener is a Drake. But the quack is they best way to tell for sure.
     

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