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Rescue Scovy boy or girl?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CPW Chicks, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. CPW Chicks

    CPW Chicks In the Brooder

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    We adopted this scovy a few weeks ago, it is about 5 1/2-6 weeks old. In case you are wondering about his leg when he was rescued he had a broken leg, just got the cast off last week. Still doing rehab to get him to use it. Boy or Girl?

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  2. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    its a girl.
     
  3. I'd guess boy....can it walk??? It almost looks like a hatching or genetic deformity???
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Id say boy from the size of those feet
     
  5. CPW Chicks

    CPW Chicks In the Brooder

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    She can't stand up and walk like a regular duck but she can get herself around by pushing herself and jumping. She has started to use her leg more since the cast came off. The foot may be a deformity but she is still able to get around. She is quiet a happy duck and was brought to me so that we can give her the best possible life. She loves going outside and swimming.
     
  6. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Songster

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    Quote:CPW Chicks,

    I do not know enough to guess the gender of the duck.
    I just want to thank you for making it a happy duck and it was brought to you to give it the best possible life.
    Thank you for that, and taking it outside and swimming.

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    Beth
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  7. The Tinman

    The Tinman Songster

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    I would say girl.
     
  8. chickincoop

    chickincoop In the Brooder

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    Looks like a girl to me. The foot is large, but the leg doesn't look large enough to be a male Muscovy at 5 1/2 weeks.
     
  9. CPW Chicks

    CPW Chicks In the Brooder

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    Her quills have started to come in and when she quacks it is like a baby bird chirping sound. I have heard these also indicate it is a girl, not sure if that is true or not.
     

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