Newbie duck question...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChanceRider, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Okay, I did mention that I'm a complete newbie when it comes to ducks. I have two and I'm not really sure how old they are, though they're just really starting to get feathered out now.

    I posted pics here and was told that I probably have a Khaki Campbell and a domestic Mallard. I've been tryin' to figure out if I have a female Mallard... can't tell by the quack as I have nothing to compare it to. But... "she" has an ever so slightly greenish iridescence to "her" head. Am I looking at the early sign of a drake, or do the females have any hint of green on their heads?

    Yes, I guess I'm a bit impatient to know.... Thanks for your help!
  2. francisfarms

    francisfarms In the Brooder

    Sep 13, 2008
    I have khaki's the males have green heads and the hens stay all brown. The bill for a hen is brown and the drake has an olive green bill. Also a drake will have curly tail feathers when he gets older and that is a fact.

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