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Please help me sex my muscovey - 2 month old pics page 3

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kelebek, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 16 muscovey birds. I know that I have an adult female and an adult drake - but the other 14 I am not sure of .... can someone please help me?

    Adult Hen - is she just molting her wings??

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    Adult Drake

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    and the ones I need help with Unknown hatch date - BUT had a few hatchling feathers left on their head when I brought them home in late August -

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    Early July hatchlings -


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    #4 and #5

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    #6 and #1

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    August hatchlings that I shipped in -

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    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    The best picture you have for tellign sexes is the one of #6 & #1................ and, I really think #6 is a female..

    Females have more narrow tails, smaller feet & i have noticed that a lot of my girls have pretty feminine faces... it is usually easier when you are familiar with the "lines".

    Hope i helped!
     
  3. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any help at all is appriciated :)
     
  4. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have people that want "duck" dinner for the holidays (New Years) and so was trying to get an idea of how many I MIGHT have
     
  5. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suggest getting pictures of groups of 3-4 of them together at a time. Drakes will be MUCH bigger than females at this age, so you should be able to tell just by looking at the groups they're in.

    Your youngest ones are a hair younger than my 6 week old... probably more like 5 weeks old? They're old enough to tell - drakes will be larger than the females, so when they're all walking around you can generally tell by looking at them. Some people have trouble telling until they're a little older, though. Eventually you'll get good enough at it that looking at them at 4 weeks and you'll be able to tell. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    the males have a much wider tail, the females are more pointy. The males will also be A LOT bigger then the females.
     
  7. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a few pics ( [​IMG] )

    this one is the yearling hen on the far right, then the July / aug hatchlings ( 2, 3, and 6)


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    Duck # 1 and # 6

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    Ducklings

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  8. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found out that females are half the size of males. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducklings are all right at the same size ... that is what is scaring me :) If they are all males ..... "houston, we have a problem" - LOL!
     
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    #1 - drake
    #5 - hen


    The other pics are taking their time loading =/
     

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