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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lovemabirds, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. lovemabirds

    lovemabirds Out Of The Brooder

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    some of my ducklings have got a big blue band on the wings, not all but some of them, is this an indication of male or female??????
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mississippi Y'all
    where did you get them from
     
  3. feasel

    feasel Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been lurking around all the forums dedicated to the topic of sexing ducks and decided to finally post here -

    Getting our ducks was a bit hectic; we went to a farm and said "we'd like to buy some ducks please". The woman to whom we spoke said "righto" and leapt into a pen full of ducks that all went beserk instantly. She asked us if we wanted all females, we said yes please, she asked "layers or a tiny bit younger?" we said a tiny bit younger please, and then all of a sudden we had this massive shaking box full of anxious ducks and we forgot to ask anything else because all we could think about was getting them safely home and not dropping the box on the way to the car...

    So I *think* we have some young-ish ducks just before point of lay and I *think* they are all girls

    However my mum saw them all in the pond the other day and said one of them was humping another one. I gather sometimes this is a dominance thing, but then there is also the vocal stuff.. I have been listening pretty hard to their sounds; they chunter away to each other all the time and sound a bit like chicks (sort of high pitched and cheepy) and also a bit raspy like the recordings I have heard of drakes... but then they all have a pretty loud clear quack on them, too. Do lady ducks chunter to each other in a way that sounds a bit raspy or cheepy when they are young and when they are not quacking or is any indication of raspiness an instant indication that we have boys? A sound recording of them can be found here, it includes the cheeping, chuntering noises and the loud quacks together.

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    Honey, doing her special sideways face

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    Pretzel - slightly darker feet

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    Bonbon's tail - is that curly or just jaunty to your experienced eyes?

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    Pretzel (L) and Honey (R) playing in the mudhole they have made and with which they are truly thrilled

    They are called Honey, Bonbon and Pretzel and I don't know what I will do if more or one of them are drakes!!! Honey is the honey-coloured one; Pretzel has the slightly darker feet; and Bonbon is the other one - Bonbon has lovely defined colours on her wing feathers.
     
  4. wildlifesteph

    wildlifesteph Out Of The Brooder

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    They all look like hens to me.
     

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