Rouen male or female (18 weeks)

citymeetscountry

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Ok yes I know they should be easy to voice sex. I have been torn with this one since the get go. We started with 6 ducks total. 2 I knew for sure were girls. We’re down to 4 ducks. Of which I know 1 is definitely female. The other one has stumped me from the getgo. It will quack but doesn’t as much as the one that’s a girl (that is also much quieter than the girl we lost in May). I have seen the boys mate 1 and attempt to mate the other and Now I have seen the duck in question attempt to mate the one I know is a girl. Initially I was going to get rid of the boys but if we only have 1 girl she may be easier to rehome...they are 18 weeks old. Diamond (D) is the one in question.
 

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Jenwisp

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In the next few weeks it will be very obvious if he is a boy. His colors will change if they haven't started yet. watch the breast/belly area.. it will lose pattern and turn gray. also the head will turn green. The curly tail feather will be coming out soon.

Right now they match in color so voice is the only thing to go by. Females do mount each other for dominance.
 

citymeetscountry

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In the next few weeks it will be very obvious if he is a boy. His colors will change if they haven't started yet. watch the breast/belly area.. it will lose pattern and turn gray. also the head will turn green. The curly tail feather will be coming out soon.

Right now they match in color so voice is the only thing to go by. Females do mount each other for dominance.
That’s what I thought (that females will mount as well). I’ve seen the 2 boys mount both but they typical go for Cutie so I wasn’t sure if it was a preference or if they realize one isn’t a girl 🤷🏽‍♀️Guess I’ll just continue to wait. I just feel bad for her if she’s the only girl. Hopefully I know definitively sooner than later so I can work on rehoming.
 

Quacking Pigeon

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Ok yes I know they should be easy to voice sex. I have been torn with this one since the get go. We started with 6 ducks total. 2 I knew for sure were girls. We’re down to 4 ducks. Of which I know 1 is definitely female. The other one has stumped me from the getgo. It will quack but doesn’t as much as the one that’s a girl (that is also much quieter than the girl we lost in May). I have seen the boys mate 1 and attempt to mate the other and Now I have seen the duck in question attempt to mate the one I know is a girl. Initially I was going to get rid of the boys but if we only have 1 girl she may be easier to rehome...they are 18 weeks old. Diamond (D) is the one in question.
They both look like females to me, as in juvenile plumage drakes tend to have a darker brown tail and wings. But if one were to be a drake, I would be suspicious of Diamond. Also, ducks will ‘mate’ other ducks of the same-sex as it is a dominance behaviour, similar to dogs.

Juvenile Mallard Drakes note they have a green-slate bill and brown wings with an uneven toned plumage.
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Ducky Boy

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those are rouen? Do you mind selling one of the females, or if you have one just one, but sell one for 10 bucks or so?
 

citymeetscountry

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those are rouen? Do you mind selling one of the females, or if you have one just one, but sell one for 10 bucks or so?
I believe they’re Rouen (we were unsure if possibly mallard but I’m pretty sure they’re not). Both turned out to be female and both are laying. At this point I do not intend to rehome either of the females. Plus I think you’re in a different state. I hope you find a mate for your drake.
 

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