Muscovy gender?

wynneg

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I've checked online to try to determine whether I have a muscovy drake or a hen, but I can't seem to find anything that doesn't compare the two. I've seen that the muscovy drake tends to get their wing feathers AFTER the female, but I don't have a female muscovy to compare to. Same with the big feet/little feet thing. I was hoping I had a hen, but she/he is huge and primarily makes hissing noises, so I'm thinking drake. Opinions?
 

sourland

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Huge and hissing sounds suspiciously like a drake.
 

wynneg

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Well, for whatever reason, I can't get a picture loaded, I've tried twice. I have a few other breeds of duck, but this is my first muscovy so I figured I'd get some opinions! :) I had also read that they differ in their face, drakes tend to have more prominent caruncle than the females, and mine is minimal compared to pictures of muscovy online.
 

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Caruncle development is age and strain development. As drakes mature their caruncles grow. Also some strains have more caruncling? than others.
 

wynneg

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Ah, I did not know that. I was given this duck when one of our others was taken and killed by a hawk :( so I'm pretty new when it comes to muscovy. I made his/his picture my avatar, not sure if you're able to enlarge it or not to see. Thanks for your input!
 

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