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Muscovy Sexing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckncover, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Quacker is 3 months and 19 days old. At what age should I expect Quacker to get her caruncle in? When will she stop growing? Also when will she get her adult voice so I can tell if she's a boy or girl? I'm still not sure. She is still peeping mostly.

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  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Muscovy aren't voiced sexed really, yes they do sound different(male vs female) but that will not get you far as the females hiss too. It's all size, drakes outsize females considerably and that difference starts being seen by 3-4wks.

    So if you could do more pictures, that would be helpful. By that aging voice should start to appear, males only hiss, the females coo, trill, quack and hiss.

    Here an old shot of a pair i have, you can see how big the male is compared to the female they were about 5mths old here.

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    As for facial fleshing i find that varies and while usually males do have more than females i do not find that a reliable way to sex the breed.
     

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