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Sexing Mallard Duckling by feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chriswardens52, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Chriswardens52

    Chriswardens52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 mallard ducklings. They are all feathering out and I have a question on what sex they are. One thing I was questioning is their back feathers. I notice that three of the ducklings have dark colored feathers coming in, but I noticed that there is a dark green tint to them. The other two have light colored brown feathers. I was thinking that the ones with the dark green tinted feathers are male and that the light colored brown feathered ones were female.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Chriswardens52

    Chriswardens52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 6 weeks old.
     

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