Sex these ducks for me

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Eringm, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Eringm

    Eringm Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'll be purchasing 2 Muscovy ducks on the weekend and I was just wondering if someone could sex them for me, seller didn't say wether they're male or female
     
  2. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone probably can, depending on their age and if you can get good pictures. Males are longer with bigger feet, females are smaller and more petite, even at a young age. Males huff around once mature, females chirp or occasionally honk, but anyway, PICTURES are the best way to know.
     
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  4. Eringm

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    Need a reply fast as I'm picking them up tomorrow
     
  5. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see two drakes, but not 100% on that. More like 80% sure they're both male. They're already carnuckling and their bodies are both long.
     
  6. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male juvenile cow spotted on the left the two females (one brown, nearly invisible, black bibbed below on right).
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    Male right, female left, good body size and length comparison. These were from the same hatch.
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    Muscovy female in a fight with a rooster. See how little she is? (although the rooster is large)
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    If you notice, the females also have smaller by proportion feet, even when young.
     
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  7. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Btw, the black and white in your picture is DEFINITELY male. The white one is the one in question.
     

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