muscovy gender

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hdowden, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i think 3 drakes and 4 ducks. 3 of the black and whites are old will try to label them right

    older hen (4 months)

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    young drake (2 months)
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    younger hen 2 months also a runt for muscovy
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    left to right: young hen, older hen, yonger hen, young drake, young, drake, young drake, and in the back older hen
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  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on this pic I'd say, duck, duck, drake, drake, drake, drake. I can't see the one in the back well enough. Hard to say for sure with the angles and above shots. By 2 months there will be a noticeable size difference and it will only get bigger as they age.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the 2 whites and the one black and white in between them are all larger in body, legs, and feet. all the others are smaller (those 3 are 2 months and 3 days old) in that pic there is also the two 4 month olds and another 2 month old. the one in the very back is a 4 month old

    the 3 older ones already had feathers coming in when i got them and i estimate that they were 3-4 weeks old which makes the 4-5 months of age.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can someone please help with these i am a chicken person and not a good duck gender guesser yet. i need to sell 1-2 drakes but i need to be 100% sure that i do not sell any ducks as i really need them. if you agree with my gender guesses or dis agree please do post your opinion thank you
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    It's hard with pics but i think your right as Jdywntr said the sizing WILL be noticeable, the drakes outsize ducks rather quickly after they hit that 2-3mth mark. Can you pick them up? with ducks they tend to be under the arm tuckable, whereas drakes are anything but...

    This is a pic of two of my last summers hatch, the ducklet is the back, drakelet in the front, same age.. same clutch, aprox 4mths old.

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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yea i can pick them up lol those 3 are defently larger then the rest. its hard to get good pics of them as they dont sit still long enough, took me an hour just to get those pics [​IMG] food then water over and over again plus a 2 year old wanting to catch them so yea -_-
     

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