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Pekin Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AshleyNicole06, Jul 20, 2018.

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  1. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    I have 2 male Pekins, they don't have names yet, but I can't tell them Apart. lol. They are pretty much the same duck, they are the same size, they act the same.. And everything.

    Is there anything i can do to tell them apart besides putting something around their legs??


    HELP!!! THEY NEED NAMES!! :fl
     
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  2. TSOWOATNKC

    TSOWOATNKC Songster

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    I can’t tell my Pekin apart very well other than I think 2 are jumbo Females, 2 are regular female, and 2 are regular drakes. My kids swear they can tell them apart. I absolutely can’t.
     
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  3. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    I feel bad because they don't have names, and the rest of them do. Lol. I just called em my "baby whites" :lau So I'm trying to find out if there's anything I can do.
     
  4. Jpat

    Jpat Songster

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    a little ankle bracelete
     
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  5. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    They don't have any different markings then eachother? Different personalities? I can tell a part my ducks not just by looks but their personalities. One is loud and quacks every second (Finn) and one doesn't quack much and tends to avoid anyone(Taylor)
    One of my drakes is raspy and hyper, eats my shoes like they're candy (Midge) and one is more calm and huge but also thinks my shoes are gifts from God himself (Asher)
    Lolol
     
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  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    Option 1. Legband. Zipties supposedly work pretty well, especially after the bird's done growing.

    Option 2. Sit there and watch them for a few hours. You'll figure it out (My father always swore I was lying when I would point to one of his black angus cows and tell him her name, but really, spend a lot of time with them, and you'll begin to see--especially once they're adults.)

    Option 3. Stop caring. They're ducks. It's not like they'll come when you call them by name.
     
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  7. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    Lol, no.. They're both really calm and like to follow everyone around.. No different Markings either, that i can see. They all quack to quack at the same time.
     
  8. AshleyNicole06

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    One of my ducks actually knows his name. Lol
     
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  9. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby Premium Member

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    3 out of 4 of my ducks know their names. I just got the 4th one today - so hopefully she’ll know her name in a few weeks!
     
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  10. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby Premium Member

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    Paint their toenails different colors
    :gig
     

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