sexing muscovy duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nikki1496, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
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    My muscovy is around 4-5 months and he/she is supposed to be a black and white but its irridesant green and black with white coming in. Is it a drake? What colors are ducks?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Muscovies can not be sexed by color to the best of my knowledge. Can you post a picture of your bird? Drakes generally mature at a third to 50% larger than hens.
     
  3. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
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  4. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A profile shot showing the head would help, but I am going to guess hen.
     
  6. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's a hen :)
    I think her tail would already be a bit curled if she was a drake :)
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Muscovy drakes do not get a tail curl. That is common only to mallards and mallard derived breeds.
     
  8. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. I don't do ducks. One of my friends raises mallards and rouens and the drakes all have awesome little curly tails...I thought it was an all duck thing. Just ignore me [​IMG]
     
  9. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hey, it's all about learning. You did nothi8ng wrong, and learned something about ducks today.

    nikki, looks like a hen to me.
     

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