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Pekin Duck not Quacking

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thomascmrn, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have searched everywhere for the answer to this question, the closest info I can find is a duck that could quack and then lost its quack my duck has never quacked. I have 2 Pekin ducks, when purchased they were supposedly already sexed and they are both females, they are both around 8 weeks old. My one Pekin (Louise) quacks very loudly, but my other Pekin (Thelma) she has NEVER quacked, she only peeps. Will she ever quack?? Any info would be greatly appreciated! They are both very sweet ducks, but Thelma (my non quacker) seems more dominate towards our Turkeys. ~TIA
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I have somewhat limited experience in waterfowl, but my guess would be that Thelma may be a male. Drakes lack the characteristic loud "quack", are a lot quieter, and make a sort of low "meep" sound. At one time, I had a Rouen and a Runner drake that would chase my two toms around too. So a sexing mistake would be my guess.
     
  3. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Well this might explain why they are different! Thank you so much for responding so quickly. We are new to the Pekin duck, but they are great pets! =)
     

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