New to ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thenie, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. thenie

    thenie Just Hatched

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    We have had our 5 ducklings for about 3 weeks now. They are all mixed breeds. And absolulty adorable!! We wanted to start raising them to show our kids a little bit of farm life. We were hoping to get all females but when we went to the farm to pick them out we were told there was no way of telling until their tail feathers come in. Well one has gotten tail feathers and I still can't tell. Can someone help me tell if Disco is a boy of girl?[​IMG]
     
  2. thenie

    thenie Just Hatched

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    Here's another of Disco
     
  3. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Remembering the Forgotten

    Disco's small-bodied and doesn't have any drake feathers on her tail, so, unless she/he still hasn't developed a full tail, it's a she. ;)
    What a cute duck! :D
    ~Sarah
     
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    thenie Just Hatched

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    Here are the other babies. They are a bit younger and don't have tail feathers yet. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    thenie Just Hatched

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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    The Drake feathers in the tail will be curly...;)....They don't come in till after the Ducklings go through their juvenile molt at around 4 months old...:)

    Drakes have a raspy voice and Hens quack....They should start sounding like Ducks soon ..:)...The peeping will be replaced by Quacks or raspy quacks.....


    Cheers!
     
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