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Peking duck almost 6 weeks drake or hen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rainbowchicks, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. rainbowchicks

    rainbowchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This is cupcake. We call her a girl, but we dont really know. Lol weve always done chickens. This is our first time with ducks. They chirp and make a weird purring sound when you walk up to pet them. The pekin is almost 6 weeks.[​IMG]
     
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    rainbowchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is another picture
     
  3. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's nearly impossible to tell by looking at this age. The best way to tell right now would be to listen to their voice. If she sounds like she haa a hoarse honking sound starting to creep in, it's probably a girl. Drakes tend to get their voices later, so if it's still peeping just like it was as a little duckling, it might be a male.
     
  4. rainbowchicks

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    Told today Cupcake is not a pekin but a muscovey!! Either way, we absolutely love it!
     

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