sex this scovie.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by estaswick, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. estaswick

    estaswick Out Of The Brooder

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    I assumed the small one in the back was a duck. But no eggs yet. Then after molting I began to notice what looks like a crest. The larger one has mounted the smaller a couple times but his other 2 ladies have been sitting...did I get two drakes?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    In my opinion, it looks like you have one drake, and one duck. Though the fact that "she" isn't laying eggs is odd. How old are they?
     
  3. BladeDuck

    BladeDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Scovies are also very good at hiding eggs! I don't know what your pen set-up is or if they are roaming but just want to make sure you looked really well :)
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    A drake and a duck there... i have a similar pair

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    As for eggs, yes they do hide eggs! as well some females lay later than others. What is the aging?
     
  5. estaswick

    estaswick Out Of The Brooder

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    No clue on the age. Suspect she may have been hatched this spring. He is definitely older. Guess we will wait and see if she lays.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    If hatched in the spring of this year, most likely no eggs till next year, that's the way it's always been here anyway.
     

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