Sexing Call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by vlapinta, May 21, 2010.

  1. vlapinta

    vlapinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this subject has been discussed before many times but I have a question. My calls are 7 weeks old. I have no experience with vent sexing. We tried and the three we have all looked like ducks. The one sounds definately like a duck. She quacks like a honking sound. The other two sound differant than the honkng sound. They sound like they are still kind of peeping, or once and a while they make a raspy peeping sound, definately not a quack. It it still too early to tell by their sounds? Can the two that are not quacking at this point possibly be drakes? Should I give it more time till they are a little older? What age do they definately "quack" by?

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  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    They will definetly be quacking by now...sounds like you have a girl and two boys!
     
  3. vlapinta

    vlapinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats not good is it? I can't part with any of them. Any suggestions of what to do. Can I just hope for the best that they all get along?

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  4. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    They'll probably get along but possibly too well...two drakes will be too much for one hen. You may need to get a couple more hens to keep them all.

    Try taking two away from each one in turn...you should definitely hear their voices then! You'll likely hear a REALLY loud quack from a female when you do that!
     
  5. vlapinta

    vlapinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I take one away one of them the hen really quacks like a honking sound. The other two sound differant. At what age will the hen start laying eggs? I was thinking 14-17 weeks. That will be @ August. Can I wait and try and get some eggs to incubate and see if I can get females, or will I have trouble before that point? I can't seperate them because I just buit a big pen that all three are in together. I have nowhere else to seperate them. I really wanted to breed my own unless I can get very tame babies. I handle mine all the time so they are sweet. I wouldn't want to just get any females. I live in NJ. Any suggestions?

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  6. vlapinta

    vlapinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still trying to figure out if I need to get another female asap or can I wait and see what happens? At what age do they start to mate?
    Vicki
     

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