1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Please help, important-re: Khaki campbell-UPDATE-I ADOPTED!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensioux, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,229
    20
    241
    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    [​IMG]

    Can anyone tell from this pic if this is a male or female? I have the opportunity to adopt this duck tomorrow morning and I have to drive 2 1/2 hrs. to do so. I want this to be a female because I already have males. Any ideas?
    Thanks!!!


    UPDATE: I got to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue facility and once I saw this duck and I didn't care if it was male or female. He is very calm and shy and I fell in love instantly. His name is "Travis". He will be loved and cared for in his new forever home.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Depends on the age...my best guess would be female, because the end of the wing is browner and not green if you know where i'm talking about...also there is no tail curl.
     
  3. kcardella

    kcardella Chillin' With My Peeps

    326
    1
    121
    May 29, 2009
    Leslie, AR
    Looks like a female to me, but if it's younger than 3 months, it might not have it's drake feather yet.

    Do you know the age?
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,229
    20
    241
    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I don't know the exact age, my guess is under 6 months. It is at a waterfowl rescue facility. I saw a pic of it as a baby and inquired and they had to update the photo to this one. I'm so hoping female.
     
  5. kcardella

    kcardella Chillin' With My Peeps

    326
    1
    121
    May 29, 2009
    Leslie, AR
    My drake got his drake feather about 11-12 weeks, but prior to that, he looked just like the ducks. Then his color began to change, and is nearly complete now at 17 weeks.

    If you are sure this duck is older than 3 months, you can be pretty sure it's a female. She is very pretty!
     
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,229
    20
    241
    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I like the votes for female, anyone else thinking the same thing?
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

    32,243
    920
    491
    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    I would say female. What rescue?
    If it is Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, she knows her ducks. What did they say?
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    11,199
    42
    311
    Oct 2, 2008
    Colorado
    The head doesn't look like it is trying to darken, no drake feather, bill and legs are both slate....

    I vote girl - and a very pretty one at that! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,229
    20
    241
    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Quote:Yes, it is. That's what worries me. It's what they deal with and I'm just hoping, this one time, they made a mistake. I'm going to go take a look tomorrow and if they DO say male, I'll just adopt some other female. Wish me luck
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

    32,243
    920
    491
    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    If you get to talk to Jennifer, tell her Terrie from BYC says Hi!

    And if she says it is a drake, be assured it is.

    ETA, I changed my mind. I see the dark head and wing speculum. I think it is a young drake.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by