Need help with Gender of a Chocolate Runner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PeetaPuffGemi, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. PeetaPuffGemi

    PeetaPuffGemi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!
    I have 3 ducks, and they are all supposed to be hens, but I'm worried my chocolate runner might be male. These are my first ducks and it's not that big of a deal if she is male, but I don't want ducklings, so if I need to seperate them, I'd like to know sooner rather than later. She was hatched on Sept 20, and she has very prominent green feather tips. She still has a brown head though. Is this normal? Do both males and female have this? Like I said, it's not a big deal if she is male, and it might also be too early to tell, but I can only have a max of about 5 ducks, and so any extra ducklings I have to find homes for, which isn't easy around here. I'll send pictures as soon as I can.

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    It might be a little bit early to do this. Pick them up if she quacks she's a girl if she makes a low grunting sound it's a boy. Good luck.
     
  3. PeetaPuffGemi

    PeetaPuffGemi Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, thanks!
     

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