Mallard? Confused :/

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by happyhens44, May 17, 2010.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    ok this mallards 7 weeks old and i'm sooooooo confused on the gender!!!!! it's got green starting to show on it's head and alittle on its body... but I has the coloring of a female!!!\\



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  2. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallards all start out the female coloring at that age. They dont get the male coloring til later on. Listen to his quack...mallards quack very loud if they are females. If it is at all raspy you got a boy, and from the green coming in, sounds like you have a boy already.
     
  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    its got a very low quake coming in, it sound funny too [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is really funny. when my babies were growing up the voices used to remind me of 13 year old boys voices changing...the girls would have really loud honks that craked into a peep...def funny.
     
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    haha
     
  6. Happycheese

    Happycheese Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine (both sexes) kinda have a shiney head like that, it's from their oils. That it looks slightly green has nothing to do with sex. Give him/her a little more time and wait for a drake feather if you aren't sure from the "Quack test"
     

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