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Metzer farms sexing ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLWR, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

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    I ordered 3 females and the order sheet included has each duckling checked off.
    Each had a leg band. 2 were banded on the left leg. 1 was banded on the right leg.

    Is what leg they were banded on indicative of their gender??



    I just emailed Metzer's - figured I may as well go to the source to ask [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010

  2. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

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    when I got ducklings from Metzer, the back of the invoice gave a cheat sheet regarding how the ducklings were banded by sex.
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

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    Yep - that's what their response to my email was.
    I never even looked at the back of the invoice. I only looked at the front when I noticed 1 band was on a different leg than the other 2. Since each duckling was checked off next to the F, I figured they knew they were supposed to put females in the box. So I removed the bands and we went on our merry way [​IMG]
     

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