Rouen sexing at 2 months???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EmAbTo48, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin
    Can you tell the sex of 2 month old rouen ducklings?????

    Without vent sexing!
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    Yes, the boys will rasp quietly, while the girls are the only ones who can "quack". The easiest way is to catch one at a time and start walking away with it. It will protest loudly and let you know the gender. As you go through them, I band the legs, one color for boys, one color for girls. The bands stay on until I can tell gender by feathers. You can start doing this after 5-6 weeks of age.

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