Rouen duck gender?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by atomic, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. atomic

    atomic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive read conflicting information as far as sexing juvenile Rouen ducks based on plumage and bill color. Can anyone more experienced tell anything by this photo? They're seven weeks old. I will also say they seem to have more raspy voices but are louder than my Pekin drake, so I'm not sure. My first ducklings I've raised. Also what is their growth rate supposed to be? They are quite a bit smaller than my year old Pekins. Thank you in advance!

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  2. blayt90

    blayt90 Overrun With Chickens

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    according to bill color I would say one male (yellow) one female (brown) but I could be wrong.
     
  3. atomic

    atomic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In person it looks very olive, but it may be in the midst of a color progression change. They both sound the same (to me).
     
  4. Dwight Anders

    Dwight Anders New Egg

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    Hello,
    I agree, the back duck is a male and the front duck is a female. You can also see that the male's tail is turning upward and the female is sloped more downward. All of our males have much brighter yellow beaks and the females have browner beaks. The voice will become more distinct in the next few weeks.
     
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    Ducksandchickens Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Do any of the ducks have a curled feather nest the end. Also the one with a green/olive beak is most likely a drake
     
  7. atomic

    atomic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much! I haven't noticed a curly feather on either. I have an adult Pekin drake, so I know what they look like but I gather they just might be too young still.
     
  8. atomic

    atomic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a brief video where you can hear them a bit:

     

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