One male? Or two girls?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wrestling_mom, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    226
    0
    91
    Jun 3, 2011
    Henderson County, NC
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]





    I was given these a few weeks ago. Was told they are girls, but

    no eggs. any way to tell from pictures how old they might be? Thanks!!
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,236
    110
    208
    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    They look like a pair of 4-6 month old Pekins, one male and one female. She may be a bit young to lay eggs, or may not be laying because of the fall weather.
     
  3. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    226
    0
    91
    Jun 3, 2011
    Henderson County, NC
    Thanks!
     
  4. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    226
    0
    91
    Jun 3, 2011
    Henderson County, NC
    I did find out that they are about 18 months to 2 years old.
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,236
    110
    208
    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    WOW, impressed that they are that old, they looked a little small in the photos. They should make a good pair [​IMG]
     
  6. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,511
    338
    246
    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    Agreed, the top picture is a female pekin, bottom is a male pekin (the curly feather at the base of the tail indicates a male)

    As for eggs, the female should still lay for you for a few years. Sometimes it can take up to a month due to the stress of moving and being in a new environment. I would give her time and if she settles in and gets comfortable, you will probably see eggs soon :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by