muscovy duck gender ID

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dpanetti, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. dpanetti

    dpanetti New Egg

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    Can anyone tell me how old a drake is before he looks and acts like a drake? I have 4 8 month old ducks. At least 1 laid eggs a few months ago. One is noticeably smaller (the black one). But there have been no mating attempts. Does anyone want to give an educated guess on the sex of these ducks?[​IMG]
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't know much about ducks. You will want to post these pics in our duck section for help with your birds from our duck experts.....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Very pretty ducks! Enjoy them and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Cute birds! Defiantly post in the duck section. Two Crows has left you with the link.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    It's always hard to tell from pictures, but it looks like you have all hens. at eight months, drakes would be fully mature. what sound do they make? hens make a quacking jirbling sound, while the only sound drakes make is a loud hiss.
     
  6. Sunshine sistas

    Sunshine sistas Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I can name maybe 3 duck breeds off the top of my head, I just don't know the many breeds or markers, sorry! I am sure there are plenty here who can help you, though!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks, but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Definitely post on our duck link that TwoCrows left you with and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducks.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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