Need help sexing Welsh Harlequin

BigMaggot

In the Brooder
Aug 6, 2019
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Greetings fellas, first time duck owner here. I have an 8 1/2 week old Welsh harlequin. I got them when they were 2 days old, and was told they were a male, but I’m sort of conflicted because I read that you can determine the sex by bill colour when they’re young, and they had a female bill. I also heard that you can tell when they’re 5-8 weeks by their voice, but again I’m not really sure because I can’t compare voices.
Over the weeks I have noticed that their head darkened and legs turned a bit more orange though.

Here’s a photo from today:
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And here’s a photo from when they were 2 days old:
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Thanks! Btw I don’t care about the gender, I just want to know for sure.
 

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DiYMama540

Crossing the Road
Jun 25, 2019
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Greetings fellas, first time duck owner here. I have an 8 1/2 week old Welsh harlequin. I got them when they were 2 days old, and was told they were a male, but I’m sort of conflicted because I read that you can determine the sex by bill colour when they’re young, and they had a female bill. I also heard that you can tell when they’re 5-8 weeks by their voice, but again I’m not really sure because I can’t compare voices.
Over the weeks I have noticed that their head darkened and legs turned a bit more orange though.

Here’s a photo from today: View attachment 1902568

And here’s a photo from when they were 2 days old: View attachment 1902573

Thanks! Btw I don’t care about the gender, I just want to know for sure.

Beautiful duck!! My guess would be female...only because I'm not seeing a curly tail feather. Voice sexing is much more accurate though. Girls are pretty loud with their quacks. There are several YouTube videos that demonstrate the difference really well.
 

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