Pekin duck boy or girl

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by backyardbarn, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had Call ducks in the past. My husband bought me two Pekin chicks four months ago. We assumed we had one boy and one girl based on the size difference. The boy is a little bigger. About 3 weeks ago the boy, Cheese, got his drake feather. This week Quackers, who we assumed was a girl, developed a curled tail feather. It does not stand up and curl like you would expect from a drake feather but lays on it's side. Maybe this is just wishful thinking but is there any chance we still have a girl?
     
  2. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics would be helpful, but i believe you have 2 drakes. even if the feather isn't completely curled it is probably still a boy. Does it quack or does it have more of a whispery hoarsy voice? If it quacks its a she-duck. If it hoarsly quacks its a drake.
     
  3. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I never though to check the quack. They are both boys for sure. Both have a raspy quack.
     
  4. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    My confusion continues. I had settled myself to both of them being boys. Quackers, the one in question, has begun to honk. She/he has a curled tail feather but it doesn't stand up. It lays flat against the other feathers. Do make Pekins honk?
     
  5. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    Quote:No they dont..... are you sure it isnt a goose? LOL WE NEED PICTURES! lol
     

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