Rouens both girls right?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hegatha, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These guys are a little over three months old and I thought they were both girls due to there coloring but one has a raspy voice and a green bill. Is one a boy?
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  2. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds and looks like Mr. raspy green bill is a boy! Compared to the other, one has a female bill, yellow and black and the other has a male bill, dark green. Very pretty ducks!
     
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  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] definitely a boy.
     
  4. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they get in male coloring later on then?
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have noticed that Rouens tend to get their male coloring later than mallards. And, I agree with what others have said, one looks to be a boy and the other a girl.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    For a while the ducklings will all look like girls. Then the males get their "big boy" feathers [​IMG]
     
  7. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This fall he will be fully colored, then later next year when summer rolls around again he will go into eclipse plumage and look like a girl again.
     

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