Pretty Muscovy duckling - boy/girl and color name please?

pbjmaker

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This is my favorite of the ducklings in color so far. What is it called and do you think s/he looks like a hen or drake at this point. Also about how old? We got Her
May 15th and she was already pretty big but has feathered in a lot since then. I would say a little less than half the size of my full grown hen.



Here is a white one the same age that without much muscovy experience I am pretty sure is a drake


 

Bleenie

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It's been my experience that the Females will feather in a little faster than the males... in the faces & up the backs more noticably.

The 1st duck looks liek it might be a girl, I am basing that just on the head shape though. How does 'she' compare in size to the pretty obvious male? Also, the color looks to be Silver pied but i can't see all of her so you may have to wait a little longerto see how the rest of the feathers come in.
 

pbjmaker

Crowing
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I was looking at them today (it's fun just to watch them and they are getting to trust me that way)

Anywho - the silver one is a little smaller than the white ones (which I think are alllllll drakes) and this other barred one. She also has thinner legs. So I am going to go out on a limb and say girl. S/he is staying regardless of what she is and will replace my grown drake who is not at all tame. I bought him grown up and he was never imprinted on humans.
 

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