Sex ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rooster61, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    Yes, looks like it to me.
     
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  2. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Songster

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    I guess that would explain why he is so protective of the Khaki when I let the baby chicks and them out together. He was chasing them away every time they came close.
     
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  3. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    Can’t tell what sound is coming from where but you have at least one female and what sounds like one male.
     
  4. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    How old are they when that feather appears? Is that a general thing with all breeds of ducks? I got three ducks. I know for sure one quacks but not all the time.
     
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  5. MinervaELS

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    I have nothing useful to add, but when I saw the title of the thread in the sidebar I almost snorted soda out of my nose. Sex ducks... :lau That "-ing" is important! :gig

    They are both really cute though. I especially like that khaki! :love
     
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  6. cheezenkwackers

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    Those feathers appear around a month old. The person who told me about it said it works for all “laced” breeds. I am not positive what that means but I am guessing that it applies to breeds where the females have two-toned feathers like Mallards, Rouens, and Khakis. It has been 100% correct for the last 9 Khaki and Khaki/Appleyard crosses I have raised.
     
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  7. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    My two khakis were a special order that the peope decided they didn' want. They are suppose to be a boy and a girl and were sexed(supposedly). The boy was marked with green on his head(has come off now) Per this picture they would both be girls at this point. I know I have one that quacks. It's every now and then and I never know which one(I gavea Peking too). They make lots of noise when I remove one, but no quacks. No quacks when I pick them up either.

    I was looking for a curled feather too, not sure how old they are when that happens.
     
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  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    No, that's just healthy sheen, not green feathers...

    Your Khaki is a female, her voice is starting to 'crack'...

    Still way early, 6-8 weeks is when voice sexing is reliable, sometimes all the way to 8 weeks to be certain for boys...

    Nope, that has nothing to do with gender... has to do with that color pattern... my grey Call Crash had that as a juvenile and still has it now and she is 3 years old and has brooded 2-3 times each year, so she is definitely a female, lol...

    Not until they're a few months old and they molt into their adult feathers will drakes get their drake curls... voice will tell you way before that time...

    http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/artquacks.htm
     
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