Males, females or both?

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

  1. lizakn

    lizakn In 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 Chirping

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

    lizakn In 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.
     
  6. HannahDuckLover

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

    Welshies Crowing

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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
     
  8. 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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