Ordered female ducklings realized I got a couple males

Robbie3

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Apr 4, 2020
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So I’m curious, I purchased 5 ducklings online from a hatchery. That was in August. Assuming they are all females, I didn’t pay much attention to their appearances. Recently, I noticed on my two blue swedish ducks a little green dot on its head, like what a mallard would have. I got to looking and one has a curled tail. They both sound like my male Pekins! Sure enough they are males! Just wondering if it’s normal when ordering for there to be mistakes.
 

springvalley123

Crowing
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May 22, 2015
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If you pay for sexed birds, they guarantee 90% accuracy, which would be 1 bird out of 5, since you're talking whole numbers. They usually refund the price difference of the one extra male (e.g., if the male costs $4 and female costs $4.50, you'd get 50 cents back). I'd agree, the dead giveaway is the voice, in case they are molting out of their juvenile feathers by now, there will be a time during the molt when the drake feathers are missing.
 

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