Muscovy Duck gender

Ondine03

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Hi everyone! First time Muscovy duck owner here. I‘ve read so much about identifying their gender, but I change my mind every day. These five are all almost 6 weeks in those pics. The only one I‘m 100% is that the barred one is female. The rest... ideas from those of you more seasoned?? Thanks in advance!!
 

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Ondine03

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Jun 5, 2020
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So one is chocolate barred (the one I‘m sure is female because she is small and feathered first). One is pied chocolate/white (feathered second). Three are plain chocolate.. two feathered third and fourth and the fifth is way behind and still no where near fully feathered.
 

Muscovy Wunda

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Could you get some face close ups? And legs/feet, and a side view that shows their under carriage shape? And there's probably another one or 2 angles that will help the experts as well, that's just what I remember being asked. But besides noise I find this way usually reliable. On the under carriage the male just sort of goes straight (marked in blue) where as the female has more of a boat shape (marked pink) which I like to call an egg pocket. I can't remember if it shows in ducklings or not but by 10 weeks I had worked mine out this way. (And yes, I screen shot my own photo because when BYC did upgrade I lost all my albums)
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Ondine03

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Jun 5, 2020
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I think I see two boys, and three girls. Those two with barely any wing feathers are males I believe.

Your first post, last picture, the two on the far right.
Thanks so much! Is my Pied prolly a girl then?
 

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