New to ducks, make or female

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rosiebramall, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. rosiebramall

    rosiebramall Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have recently bought three ducks, one is a male khaki cambell and I believe the other two are welsh harlequins... I can't tell if they are male or female. Please help :)
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hi and Welcome to BYC, Beautiful Ducks and I think the one your thinking is a KC is actually an Indian Runner duck. Not sure on sexes though .Check out the WH thread and the Runner threads you may get some help on sexes. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/609642/runner-duck-club/1410
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/124541/welsh-harlequin/1480
     
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  3. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in the front is a male. See the curled tail feather? Middle looks female. Can't see the one in back well enough. [​IMG]
     
  4. rosiebramall

    rosiebramall Out Of The Brooder

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    @emmajane07 is this photo clearly? [​IMG]
     
  5. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say she is a girl too. Which is good, you want more females than males.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I didn't even see the curled tail feather I was so intent looking at how pretty it was. I had to make the pic larger to see the curled tail feather.
     
  7. rosiebramall

    rosiebramall Out Of The Brooder

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    Aw yay that's good then :) will a khaki cambell and the wh mate? Or?
     
  8. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think so. I don't have any runners just a Pekin and mallard....but they mate like crazy. I have three females on the way so he has more options. How old are yous?
     
  9. rosiebramall

    rosiebramall Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think he's a runner I think he's a khaki cambell... & I have no idea I got them fr am auction because all of the people didn't look like they wanted them as pets so I bought them because I loved them straight away x
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I would agree based upon drake feathers there 1 drake, two ducks.. the first look runner the other two? maybe a mix, they are lovely though.. it can be hard to sort the breeds with ducks people mix quite often, WH is definitely in there could be pure too they are not a breed i am familiar with, what about appleyards?
     

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