Sexing pekin ducks and duck pairs questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by skillswife, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SW Montana
    I am trying to decide what ducks to keep what to sell. I have 2 pekins that are about 1 month old how do you sex them? I also have the same age Rouens but they are easy, I have 2 drakes and 3 hens. Is it best to keep them pairs like one male to each female, or would they do fine with say 1 male 2 females etc... I would like to have fertile eggs but don't need fighting between males either, do they do that? Seems like a silly question I guess. Anyhow my big question is how to sex the pekins, i will be keeping both of them but that will influence what sex of Rouens I keep.

  2. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Only thing I can help you with is by telling you sexing my pekins were like sexing any other of our ducks.

    Males have a high pitched squeak when I catch them.
    Females have a deep quack.
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    They will fight over females. The more females per male the better. The voice is the best way to tell them apart.

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