Mandarin ducks sexing

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by JevThomas, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. JevThomas

    JevThomas New Egg

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    hello everyone.
    i have 4 mandarin ducks , they 8 weeks old now. did anyone know when males start moulting (if there any males). one is hand reared , hatched at my incubator. other 3 i brought at 5 days old , they are a bit wildish (dont like go on hands) but easy taking favorite food from the hands. pictures attached
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  2. secundo

    secundo New Egg

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    I would say: 2 males and 2 females. The one on your shoulder being a female.
     
  3. JevThomas

    JevThomas New Egg

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    How did you see it?
     
  4. secundo

    secundo New Egg

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    the beak/bill of a young mandarin male is more red/pink.
    the beak/bill of a young mandarin female is more brown/dark.
     
  5. JevThomas

    JevThomas New Egg

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    Thank you. Happy days ;)
     
  6. jlord

    jlord Out Of The Brooder

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    Secundo, is correct.
    The first difference you will notice is the females bills will begin to turn dark gray.

    Jamie
    www.mallardlanefarms.com
     
  7. Bigcountry2231

    Bigcountry2231 Out Of The Brooder

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    male or female. Hope you can tell by these pics little dark. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Lilpies2016

    Lilpies2016 New Egg

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    Is this a male are female mandarin? It's 9werks old
     

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