Mallard feather question!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chick1043, May 29, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    So my duckling has just started growing in feathers!! The day I got her I had a feeling it was a girl. The feathers are coming in brown like the girls!!!! But I wanted to make sure I was correct! Because the feathers are growing in brown does that mean it IS a girl? Or do boys grow brown feathers at first too? Thanks
     
  2. ducklover700

    ducklover700 Songster

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    Boys get "female" colored feathers, then they later grow in their fancy male feathers. Listen to it's quack.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    Boy's won't get their traditional plumage for awhile. You should be able to voice sex by now though
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl Songster

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    I agree with the previous two posts. They will all "look" like girls until they molt around 11 - 12 weeks old. The best way to sex is by the "quack".
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Thanks everyone! Pray its a girl lol!!
     

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