Managing male and female

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Maddog1991, May 17, 2017.

  1. Maddog1991

    Maddog1991 New Egg

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    Hi! This April I became the proud owner of two female khaki Campbell's! UNTIL I started searching for how to identify gender in Mallard ducklings I stumbled across a picture showing how to tell genders in khaki Campbell's based on bill color. And boom. Mallory has a dark bill, Tanya has a very light bill. They're about 2 months old, for starters, do I have a male and a female or 2 females? Mallory is on the left with the dark bill, Tanya is on the right with the light bill bill, if I have a male and a female, how do I keep them from breeding? Is really like to know what options I might have other than rehoming one! Thanks!
     

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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    The best way to sex at this age is voice sexing....Do they QUACK?....Do they still peep?....
    Hens Quack loud...Drakes have raspy voices.....

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  3. Maddog1991

    Maddog1991 New Egg

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    Only Tanya (lighter bill) really quacks. Mallory will occasionally have a really distinct quack but she mostly just peeps still.
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Possibly two Hens....Pick one up and walk away with the one in your arms....They will let you know if hens....
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    If a Drake was present he would be getting juvenile Drake head colouring now....
     

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