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Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by junglarium, Jan 17, 2013.
I was wondering if it's possible to know if my 5 months old muscovy is a male or female?
If they have a larger comb /waddle than others, it is most likely a roo.
Post a picture and I will give it a shot.
Here are 2 pictures. Hopefully it will help.
Picture are very dark and blurry but feet look small and beak is proportional to the head so I would say its a hen.
Drakes usually have giant feet and beaks until they even out a bit with maturity.
I will take a better picture tomorow.
Here are some better pictures.
Yes, it appears to be a hen.
Do you have another muscovy to compare it to?
With this breed, the hens and drakes will be drastically different in size. But if you only have one and are unsure of what to look for, then it can be easy to mistake hens for drakes and vice versa.
It looks like a drake to me. At 5 months a drake won't have more caruncling than a hen. He will be larger in size though.
Yours looks like it has a fairly thick neck (indicating a drake).
How much would you say the duck weighs? If the duck seems fairly small and lightweight (flies easily) then chances are its a hen. if the duck is fairly large and seems a bit too heavy to do much flying, then its probably a drake
Wow. I'm pretty dumb -_- . That was really stupid.
Sigh... Newbie Problems.