Possible drake?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kitchwitch, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. kitchwitch

    kitchwitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just moved this from the duck forum. I wasn't sure if gender questions regarding ALL fowl should be posted here or not.


    I've had the worst day ever (my rooster, Hemingway, died this morning)and 5 minutes ago I looked in on my ducks and I had to do a double-take because I saw a curly tailfeather. After weeks of being frustrated that all my ducks are females, I think I actually have a drake!

    They're 23 weeks old, and up until now I had no indication of a potential drake. In fact, when they first arrived I was really upset because when I tried vent sexing them(first timer), it seemed that all 16 were females! Of the 5 that remain, they're all fairly quiet, docile and friendly and difference in voice is minimal to none.

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    I got into Anconas wanting to breed them and raise awareness in a rare, but useful breed of duck. Unfortunately up until now I have had the worst breeding program ever...I had no male :p

    Oh duck gurus..tell me, am I back on track for duck breeding?
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Im no duck expert but that is indeed a curly tail feather. I say drake!
     
  3. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You have yourself a breeding program.
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a boy!
     
  5. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can pass out the blue labeled cigars! Im fairly certain what we have here is a boy! [​IMG] Congrats [​IMG]
     
  6. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally a drake. I just love how cute those little curly tail feathers are.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a drake, so you're back on track [​IMG]
     
  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice drake [​IMG]
     

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