Meet my Muscovy Ducklings-any guesses on sex?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dirtydunlops, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. dirtydunlops

    dirtydunlops Songster

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    So this morning I got 4 Muscovy ducklings from a neighbour. It’s colder weather and the mama duck did not have a good track record with taking care of babies, so she didn’t want to worry about them.
    So I took them in and I’m in love :love

    Anyway, here’s some pictures and maybe you could help me with guessing the gender of each.

    Dude: the first to imprint, always peeping like crazy, think he might be a drak. He follows me around, he jumped up at my phone to peck the flash(light).
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    Moby: I’m not sure about this one, quiet but still inquisitive . Looks very similar to Dude. Except has a V of yellow above the bill, instead of dark till the bill.

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    Ruby: an occasional peeper, but I’m hoping she’s a hen
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    Mallory: one of the shy ones, the second picture is not a good presentation of her character though, she is very quiet, almost never peeps.
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Those ducklings look like they're chocolate colored. What color are the parents? Chocolate is a sex-linked color. A black female and a chocolate male should have chocolate-colored female ducklings. It doesn't work the other way around, though.
     
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  3. dirtydunlops

    dirtydunlops Songster

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    I got a pic of the mom but it’s not the clearest and The dad was mostly black but with silver near his neck and a few white mixed in with the black near the head. I’ll upload a pic of the mom but it’s not letting me right now.
     
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  4. dirtydunlops

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    The mom was black with with a white head and white tipped wings.
     
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  5. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    *Disclaimer: not a genetics expert.

    So dad's wild type black, not breeder "pied" black. Okay. That explains the lighter coloring.

    Never-mind--probably no sex-linked colors there, and thus, no sexing guesses from me. Good luck.
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Too early to tell.. Very cute though...
     
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  7. Duck Lover88

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    Sooo cute:love Yeah it is a little to early but guess all you want, that is what I do with all of mine and most of the time my guessing turns out to be right :rolleyes: :D
     
  8. Soon2BChixMom

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    Adorable!
     
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  9. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    Cute and also very cute. All. The. DUCKLINGS.
     
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  10. HannahDuckLover

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    You can't really guess the gender of ducklings that young. Wait until they start getting feathers.

    They're simply adorable though! :love
     
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