Question about a slight difference in my mallard ducklings....???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chicken_china_mom, May 14, 2009.

  1. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    I have two ducklings and until yesterday they were pretty much identical except that one is larger than the other. Then last night I noticed some white at the tips of one of their feathers. The other one doesn't have that. They are about 5 1/2 weeks old now. Does this matter as far as sexing them goes? Does one sex get that white and not the other? These are my first ducks and I'm still dying to know whether I have one of each sex or two of the same. Thanks to anyone that can give me any clues to this mystery. Thanks!
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Pics??
     
  3. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had both males and females with the white tips. I just wait until their little tail feathers start to curl to accuratly sex them.

    Emily in NC
     
  4. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    I'll take some pics as soon as I can. I've been working long hours. I'll try tomorrow night after I get home from work.
     

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