My Mallards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fowl farm, May 25, 2012.

  1. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

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    Here are some pics of my Mallards. Can anyone tell the gender from the pics? It's killing me not knowing! Some ducks got their photo put up twice. :)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Songster

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    by this age the hens should be quacking
     
  3. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

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    Just the hens? One of the bigger ones quacks and quacks LOUD when he (or she) sees me. But I read somewhere that the drakes tend to be bigger than the hens, so I thought that one was male.
     
  4. DuckLover3

    DuckLover3 Chirping

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    The drakes tend to have a more raspy, quiet voice, while the hens have that loud quacking that you would expect from a duck. Also, I've noticed that my drake "talks" almost constantly (maybe it's just mine, I don't know), while my hens just make that quacking sound.....It's seems to be more when they get excited than when they're just foraging, while my drake does it whenever.
     
  5. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Songster

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    drakes dont quack .
    only the hens do
     
  6. jd_odell

    jd_odell Hatching

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    All hens in those pics. No curls to be seen anywhere. One drake in with those ladies and you've got yourself a happy drake! [​IMG]
     
  7. fowl farm

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    Just to clarify, would a drake sound like a raspy peep? Kind of like when their little? (Except not)
     
  8. fowl farm

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    Someone said that all drake feathers means drakes, but not all drakes mean drake feathers. If I got just one drake, I would be happy too!
     
  9. DuckLover3

    DuckLover3 Chirping

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    It's a more deep-in-the throat kind of sound than a high-pitched peep....Not really sure how to describe any better....Sorry.
     
  10. DuckLover3

    DuckLover3 Chirping

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    I think they're too little to tell if they're drakes by their feathers yet.
     

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