one blue swedish is quacking~I think I have a pair!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Henrietta23, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Well it's quiet, but it is definitely a different sound than the peep they have been making. I believe they are 4 weeks old. We got them two weeks ago today and were told they were about two weeks old then. They seem to be getting some tail feathers and I keep checking to see if one looks more like a drake tail than the other. Do I still have a bit of a wait before I know if I have boys or girls or one of each? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Oh that is adorable! I can't wait for my peeps to quack![​IMG]
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    It really is! How old are yours now? I finally figured out which one it is. The other one is still just peeping. How cool would it be if I actually managed to pick out a pair?? [​IMG]
     
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Mine are only a week old...bummer I have to wait for SOOOOOOO much longer!

    I'm completely addicted to ducks and geese - I don't know what has come over me and I can't explain it.

    My kids are like - our place looks like a petting zoo - stop buying those things!

    As far as picking out a pair - you'd be a genius! Hehe!

    (Us duck people - we get excited over the littlest stuff.)

    Post pictures![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:LOL, just had my son's birthday party. Not one person there "got it"! I have 12 new chicks waiting for me to pick up this evening. Yay!
    As for your one week olds, we didn't get ours till they were already two weeks old so you get to enjoy that stage too!
     
  6. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my girl (I think) Swede just started quacking too-- so cute!
     
  7. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Ooo, how old? Why do you think she is a girl? Mine are just getting tail feathers. They're getting sick of me staring at their tails to see if they look like drakes!
     
  8. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooo, how old? Why do you think she is a girl? Mine are just getting tail feathers. They're getting sick of me staring at their tails to see if they look like drakes!

    They are 6 weeks old. When I was at TSC getting them, there was another customer (from here-- that's where I heard about BYC), who showed me how to "vent sex" them. Don't know how accurate her method is. I guess I'll know for certain when their tails feather out​
     
  9. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I like our ducks but I will be so glad when they can outside to stay!!! They are so messy and stinky. We got ours a couple weeks before Easter and they were probably a couple days old. They are quacking and they have a crest head.

    jackie
     
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Mine hatched the weekend before Easter so yours are just a little older than mine. I am starting to see some feathers on their wings. Soon!!
     

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