Sexing my Ancona ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BirdGirl2004, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys! Wanted to know how to sex my 8 day olds ducklings... is there a way? If so... can you show me pictures of a male and female? I don't know what mine are!! Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that most of the time you have to wait until they're older.
    Girls have a quack, males make a raspy sound. Drakes develop a curled feather on their tails, females do not.
    There is a way to sex young ducklings, called vent sexing, but I am unsure of exactly how to do this. If you vent sex them wrong, it could be very dangerous for the duckling. I'll send you a link of a video on it, but I really don't think you should try to do it. Most leave that to experienced professionals - and even the professionals mess up!
    My suggestion would be to wait until they develop a quack/rasp, or develop a curled feather (If a male).
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
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  4. BirdGirl2004

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    ok thanks!
     
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