Muscovy, male or female?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by harleyjo, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea what this is? It is at least 4 to 5 months old.
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    It looks femaleish to me, if you look at the back of the tail. Males and flat and females are pointed. Males are much bigger then females
     
  3. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you mean by flat? or pointed?
     
  4. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anymore guesses?
     
  5. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Without seeing the tail I would say female too. Males have an almost rectangler looking flat tail where the females are more pointy than rectangler. As someone else said males are really stocky where females are quite slender.
     
  6. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of tail from about a month or so ago.
     
  7. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    That tail from the pic looks female. See how it seems to go down into a point. A male will be a lot wider. I will see if i can find the post on here that has pics of my around the same age girls and post the link for you so you can see.
     
  8. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is was a lot younger when we got it with another one from a farm when it was a few weeks old earlier this summer. I lost the other one and at the time this one was the bigger one of the two. Have no idea what happened to the other one, it went from running and playing in the yard to dead in an hour.

     
  9. Snakeman

    Snakeman Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be very surprised if it wasn't a female. What I can see of the legs, they don't look big enough to be a drake. And at that age, it should have more caruncles if it was a drake. I'm gonna bet even money it's a hen.
     
  10. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks totally hen. The head and neck are smaller than that of a drake, and the legs are not as thick as a drake, and she is also on the petite size. Hope you were expecting female![​IMG]
     

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