sexing month old mallards.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by maoreme, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    i have moth old mallards, and i want to know how to sex them.
     
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can do okay with voice...
    The low pitch are usually males and the high (earpiercing) pitch are the females...
     
  3. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    they dont really make any sounds they only make when i pick them up
     
  4. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my... all 4 of my ducks are LOUD!!!!

    If you pick one up do the others quack?

    The lady I got mine from showed me how to vent sex and compared them to the quacks... she was always right on...
    Wish I could help more...
     
  5. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    sometimes the other one quacks
     
  6. ericdc

    ericdc Out Of The Brooder

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    look at their bills. The drakeswill usually be a darker greenish with the hens starting to get some orange. Also, the drakes heads will usually be darker.

    got any relatively close pictures of your ducks?
     
  7. ericdc

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    front duck = drake

    back duck =hen

    these are probably close to a month old
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At a month old, it may be a little harder to tell as many still peep and have dark bills. Usually at around 6 or 7 weeks, you'll see a voice and bill color change. But, I did notice that the female ducklings were extremely loud peepers at a month old.
     
  9. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my ducklings bills looks a little like the one of the drake and the other duckling looks a little like the female.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  10. maoreme

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    and one of them is starting to form a white ring on its neck
     

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