please help identify my duck

lululinda2

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 24, 2013
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Can some one please help identify my duck. Not sure if it is male or female or what breed it is. It was a cute duckling & turned into a prettier duck. Please help.
it is hard to tell in the picture but it has a dark green tint to the head, neck, and parts of the body, also blue like color under the wings.
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ducklover87

Songster
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
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Males have the drake feather. One or two of the tail feathers will curl which is known as the drake feather just in case no one knew what it was :)
 

BickeringToast

In the Brooder
7 Years
Dec 14, 2012
95
2
43
Jersey, GA
I knew about the drake feather (well at least knew about it) but I never even thought of it in my excitement over some secret-squirrel way of knowing with Cayugas!
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BTW, at what age do the drakes start showing the drake-feather?
 

ducklover87

Songster
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
1,166
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Oh lol what I've noticed is if drakes can't be sexed by color they can be sexed by the curl although I think all drakes have the curl though. At about 9 weeks I think. Its been awhile since I've seen them come in so not totally accurate on that I think anywhere between 9 and 12 weeks depending on the breed and the individual.
 

BickeringToast

In the Brooder
7 Years
Dec 14, 2012
95
2
43
Jersey, GA
ahhh, very cool. I have to keep an eye on Mose for those feathers. The 4-pack is 9 weeks now so maybe something...

And the drake feather is all drakes, right. My Runner will have it at some point?
 

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