Mallard beak colors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Marrionna, May 2, 2017.

  1. Marrionna

    Marrionna Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have two mallard ducklings that are almost a month old and I know it will still be quite awhile before we know their sex but they have two very different beak colors and I was wondering if that had anything to do with it. One is a bright yellow with black at the tip and the others is all black. Anyone know anything about it?
     
  2. Marrionna

    Marrionna Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the other one[​IMG]
     
  3. Bills vs Beaks

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    They definitely look to be female/ male. Male mallards have yellow bills, females have dark.
     
  4. Marrionna

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    hopefully thats it. We wanted one of each
     
  5. Bills vs Beaks

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    that will be perfect then! [​IMG]
     
  6. Shap3712

    Shap3712 New Egg

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    I believe I have two mallards both have the same feathers...they look like females? Can anyone assist? [​IMG]

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  7. Bills vs Beaks

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    The second looks like a female. How old are they? Have they stated to quack yet?
     
  8. Shap3712

    Shap3712 New Egg

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    About of month old and a few of them have started to develope the quack...I have 6 so it's hard to say.

    When do males normally get their green head?
     
  9. Marrionna

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    both of mine have the same feathers so far. one grew a little faster than the others so I cant say
     

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