Muscovy sex

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ericwaddle3, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. ericwaddle3

    ericwaddle3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was just wondering at what age can you tell the sex of a muscovy? My uncle and I bought 7 that are 3/4 grown, so I was told, and they all look like hens, which is what I'm hoping for, I can post pics tomorrow if that will help, thanks for any input.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Pics will help alot, but drakes will be alot bigger than the ducks, they will have thick legs, girls slimmer and the boys will make a rasping sound girls will trill. Congrats on you new ducks! and Muscovy even better. [​IMG]
     
  3. ericwaddle3

    ericwaddle3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The three white ones in the back are full grown, one male and two hens I believe. Its the other small white one, the chocolate and the silver bared one I'm curious about, thanks.

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  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The far left one is a male...the others look like females to me.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    The far left one is a male...the others look like females to me.

    I agree.​
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. If they are the same age, the left white is male and the rest female. Lucky you, I ended up with 5 drakes and 1 duck. (They really need a smiley rolling it's eyes) [​IMG]

    Nice looking birds. Pretty roo too.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree.

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  8. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breeds do the males have the "sex tail feather"?
     
  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Every breed except muscovies. They are a separate species altogether. Everything else is derived from mallards and will have the drake feather present.
     
  10. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Every breed except muscovies. They are a separate species altogether. Everything else is derived from mallards and will have the drake feather present.

    Thank you. I knew muscovies didn't, but then I got to thinking and couldn't remember if they were the only ones or not. Thanks again [​IMG]
     

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