Pekin ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by msamy76, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. msamy76

    msamy76 Hatching

    Jul 18, 2014
    Okay, So I have 4 so called female Pekin ducks so we were told when we bought them as babies, they are about 3 months old now, recently one of the ducks has been sitting on the top of another duck and biting her neck..i first thought she was trying to kill her but after doing some research could it be that she is a HE????
  2. pawabovefarms

    pawabovefarms In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2014
    Oak Harbor, WA
    It does indeed sound like you could possibly have a male in the bunch. I started noticing my drake "coming to age" right around three months. I had suspected well before then that he was indeed male. While my other four Pekin's would quack, and talk all day long, he would more or less sit quietly all day, unless it was feeding time, treat time, or I had changed out their water. When he did "speak up" it was always a raspy sort of sound that was much deeper, and not quite as much of a "honk" as the females produced. About 4-5 months is when his drake feather came in.
    Next time you are out there, pay close attention to your ducks as they are talking, note, does that one talk much, and if it does how does it sound compared to the others.
    I do have a bossy female that will on ocassion bite and pin the other ducks if they don't appear to be doing what she wants them to do.
  3. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Songster

    Apr 8, 2013
    You should have no trouble voice sexing them. With vent sexing it is possible to miss the boy part but once the hens are quacking and the drakes are croaking there is no mistaking the gender.

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