sexing my favorite duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AHappychick, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I dont really name my chickens not since the first batch anyway, and I havent really named the new runner ducks I just hatched but I have been holding them with my son. I have found one that loves to be held by me and pet, now I am in love with the little stinker and will probably name it and all that jazz lol I am wondering how friendly and handlable they can get? Any sugestions on a name? Oh and how can I sex it I am so curious as to how to tell my drakes frome the ladies.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    You will be able to tell easiest at the age or 4 or 6 weeks when they get their voices. The girls will have a loud brash QUACK while the males will have a softer wahk-wahk sound.

    There is a way to vent sex, but not recommended unless you have been taught by an expert. You can kill or injure a duckling easily doing it incorrectly.

    Enjoy your little stinker. They are so much fun. And we do require pictures, ya know! [​IMG]
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:I posted the pics somewhere I think twice even lol

    Thanks for the info thats what I thought but was not sure if there was some other way. with the chicks I have been doing the lift by the scruff/leg dangle technique and that mixed with the markings (of the bared Rock) seems to be sort of on target at least I think so.
     

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