Pekin ducks??update pictures

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by annrich, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea how to sex these ducks.
    We have five I don't know what to look for. I can't tell by the tail. I know your suppose to listen for a certain "quack" sound but they don't shut up. Its constant chatter.. So help.........
     
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  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    The boys are a little larger than the girls and i feel the heads look a little blockier. Can you get pics? Are you sure you have any boys?I understand not being able to tell one quack from another.
     
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  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
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    The females are very loud and quack; the males are much quieter and almost whistle. The cheeks are a giveaway too, males have chubby cheeks.
     
  4. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can tell by the quack and tail feathers. My Pekin had a quiet quack and just a few days ago it's tail feathers had curled...he is 20 weeks old.

    The quack is quiet on a male duck and loud on a female.

    I hope this helps.
     
  5. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its hard to get stand alone pictures. These ducks don't stop moving.

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  6. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? I don't see any tail curl. When it is a drake their will be one or two feathers that look as though you curled it with a curling iron. It is very noticable. My Pekin curled at 20 weeks. We really thought him to be a her. O' well. He is still a sweety.
     
  7. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cayuga hen actually has a much quieter quack than my pekin males, but I had to wait until they were at least six months old before I saw the tail curl. How old are these?
     
  8. chickmommar

    chickmommar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, whatever they are, they are gorgeous!

    I go by quack also and can usually tell at about 3 weeks of age. Here is a good site for listening to quacks:
    http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/artquacks.htm
    You might have to herd them into a spot and pick each up to get it to talk to you where you can tell it from the others. Females will start to lay at 18-20 weeks usually.
     
  9. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    I think you may have all females. How old are they? Did you order males?
     
  10. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are almost 15 weeks..... I will get better pictures today. I got straight run ducks from TSC.
     

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