sexing Cayuga and Pom Sweden

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stillmecle, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    Are there any signs to look for to tell male ansd females on Cayugas and Pom Swedens? ___ I plan on getting some on Wednesday and wanred to know if there were any quick signs. Do the males get the curled feather or what
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  2. tlb796

    tlb796 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the males eventually get the curly tail feather. They also tend to be bigger as ducklings and have a thicker neck and bigger feet.
    When they are really small it's just a crap shoot.
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  3. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? If they are past about 5 weeks and you pick one up, the female Cayuga will QUACK and the male will not. That's more useful then the feathering, because some molts will lose the male curled up feather... [​IMG]
     
  4. tlb796

    tlb796 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm talkin about the Cayugas....don't know about the others.
    T
     
  5. tlb796

    tlb796 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Females quack and the males make a kinda snort....gravelly sound.
    Sorry don't know how else to explain it
    T
     
  6. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    Thank you
     

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