Muscovy duckling any ideas about sex?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Miss Lydia, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    She is 8 weeks this Friday? [​IMG]
    [​IMG] I am not a photographer as you can see but thought maybe someone could give me a clue. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I thought someone with expertise in Muscovies would make a guess? It's been many years since we have had ducklings, and as bad as I want her to be a she, I am not sure. Any guesses?
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess that it's a drake.

    Clint
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks Clint for your reply, even though I was hoping for a different guess [​IMG] but no matter we will love it, when do the males and females voices change, cause this duckling sounds like a girl, always trilling non stop.
     
  5. dianaross77

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    Is this the baby you posted in my thread that looked like mine? Sooo big! I don't know anything about muscovy ducks yet but I am astonished at the size of the legs on that duckling! They look like tree trunks and I see the beginnings of carnucles. I would guess a drake too but I'm having a heck of a time trying to see a difference between mine at 6 1/2 weeks. I'm supposed to have 1 boy and 1 girl but who knows. They just better not both be boys or the kid I bought them from is gonna have some splainin to do. [​IMG] Sure is a pretty duckling!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

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    Quote:Thanks diana, I am thinking drake to now, after seeing others posting pictures of their muscovy ducklings. He is so sweet and friendly, Just makes me think hen. although my 2 drakes are very sweet. Would love to see pictures of yours now. And yes this is the baby, he/she will be 2 months old on Aug. 2nd. My dh says if a boy we'll call him Bob since we have been calling it Hope thinking girl all this time. [​IMG]
     
  7. Going Quackers

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    The leg thickness makes me wonder(drake).. fabulous colour though!

    um, i'll see if i can find a hen picture mine are now flying and quacking though so there is absolutely no denying there hens!

    Here is one of my hens and one of the drakes... I think it shows the differences in leg thickness pretty good.. i'll have to look up the age.. 9+weeks in this picture.

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  8. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing it's a drake too based on the thickness of the leg.
     

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