Sexing muscovy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chipens, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. chipens

    chipens Chirping

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    Have an idea on genders but want to make sure ! Going by appearance. Any tips on Sexing?
    I have 2 groups of muscovy ducklings
    A group of 4 (white) that are about 2 months
    And a group of 2 (dark) that are maybe a week older than the other 4.
    Im thinking theres are 2 males 2 females in the 4 ( 2 have fully feathered 2 havent the 2 that havent are more red around bill) and possibly a male and female in the 2.

    Mum and 4 ducklings (3 in1st photo 1in second photo)
    2 yellow males? 2 white females?
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    Next 2 are siblings bit older than other 4
    Female? Dark helmet
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    Male dark this one has huge legs
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    Have more photos.
    Any help apreciated ! Thanks
    Also my pet duckling hopeing female but I think it's male :( what do you think? He is younger than others by few weeks.
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  2. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    Could you get pictures of their feet and legs? The Muscovys with huge feet and thick legs are males. The females will have small feet and skinny legs. Males will also be bigger in size. Another thing is female will grow their wings before males.
     
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  3. chipens

    chipens Chirping

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    I can try! They're not the friendliest. I've been trying to compare each other to their siblings. I'm pretty sure the darkest is male as his legs are super thick thats why I think it's sibling is female as it's smaller and also has wings coming? I will look for wings on the others too.
     
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  4. chipens

    chipens Chirping

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    Got some of there legs as I put them away tonight and noticed myself the 2 yellowish baby fluff ones do appear to have thicker legs. Do males feather later than females?
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    These 2 have thinner legs.
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    The right has thinner legs then the black, same age. Also the black has more fluff still on.
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  5. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    Drakes take longer to grow there flights then ducks. Drakes also take way longer to grow their feathers.
     
  6. chipens

    chipens Chirping

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    Ok so i can assume the 2 with yellow fluffys are most likely drakes? They have chunky feet and bit redder around bill.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Beautiful Muscovies
     

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