sexing ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by schroader, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. schroader

    schroader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anyway to do it? Just wondering. Thinking about getting some at TSC.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not sure... I hear it's hard and assume like chickens it's vent sex or wait till adults.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Depends on the breed. Some can be sexed by markings as chicks, and others have obvious color differences in the bill color. With most breeds it is not obvious and you are back to a guessing game.
     
  4. schroader

    schroader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think (from what I have found on the net ) that they are Perkins.
     
  5. billson1

    billson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    vent sexing ducklings and goslings are easier to vent sex then chickens you will clearly see a little tiny hook on the male but you still need to be comfortable with doing it
     
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  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    It is easier to vent sex them, but you have to be very careful doing it. It is very easy to hurt the birds! Especially when they are so tiny.
     

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