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Sexing Pekin Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Three Generation, May 27, 2010.

  1. Three Generation

    Three Generation Out Of The Brooder

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    I have six pekin ducks that are close to 2 months old. I was wondering if someone could tell me how to tell the difference between the male and the female. I was told by one person that if thier tails curl up that those are males. Does anyone know if that is true or if there is another way to tell.

    Thank-You
     
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  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
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    That is true, but they won't have the curls just yet.
    However, by now you can sex them by their voice.

    If they quack really loud, its a girl.

    If they make a raspy, quiet quack, its a boy.

    Trust me, you will know the difference once you hear both. The best way to do this is to grab each duck and seperate it from the others. It will most likely quack then.
     
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  3. Three Generation

    Three Generation Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey thank you for the fast response. i will give it a try tonight
     
  4. itsbob

    itsbob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crap, I was hoping I had two female Pekins but now it "sounds' like I have one of each.

    One REALLY quacks it up.. almost like a HONK.. the other sounds like he's smoked too much the night before.. Really raspy, and whisper like. Almost like an old squeak toy whose squeaker has seen better days..
     
  5. Ducklover1231

    Ducklover1231 New Egg

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    I have four Pekin ducks that are my babies:) The way I tell them apart is by one: Sound-Males sound raspy, Females have a loud honk sound. Two: The look- Their tails will tell you, Males have a curl, Females do not. Simple as that:)
     
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  6. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of those, plus here my Pekin drake was quite a bit larger than the duck. Actually I think Pekins are pretty easy to tell apart, as long as they're old enough to show you the differences.
     
  7. itsbob

    itsbob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I guessed right by the voice.. the drake feathers are hard NOT to notice and even has a different shaped head now. I don't know what the normal size is for ducks, but the Pekins are about 4 times the size of the khakis..
     
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  8. JessicaLusby86

    JessicaLusby86 New Egg

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    Well my duck has a slightly curled tail. Points up more like and quacks loudly. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  9. frazelz

    frazelz New Egg

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    so mine both sound like boys but one is laying eggs. no curly tail
     
  10. heavenhomestead

    heavenhomestead New Egg

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    Do ducklings make this distinct quack as well? My feed store only has straight run.
     

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