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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Three Generation, May 27, 2010.
About how old when you can tell by their feathers I have four around 2 and a half month old
I am SOOO glad I stumbled on this thread!! I have six 4 1/2 week old Pekins. Only four are Quackers so far, two are still Peepers. One of them I've been calling my "Weird Quacker" cause it sounds SO different from the other ducks. It sounds like a teen boy in puberty, trying to get a grown up voice!! The other three Quackers have a very loud, honking kind of sound, very clear, and very different from the "Weird" one, which I now know is probably a Drake!!! Soooo cool. Can't wait till the other two "find their quack" and I can analyze those.
Right now we also have a pair of nesting Pileated Woodpeckers near the coop. Those things....and their babies...are amazingly loud and annoying, although it is very fun to watch Mama feed the babies. I'm trying to get a good pic with my DLSR camera and telephoto lense, but you have to catch it just right. Then, the donkeys bray a lot in the evenings, depending on what's going on around the property. Point being, sometimes I can hardly hear the quacks from all the dang noise!! Ha!!
Anyways, I'm so happy to have found an answer about my unusual Quacker, and to find out that it looks like I have lots of girls!! Not known for being good sitters, but maybe we can incubate....I'm thinking I will never be able to have "too many" Pekins. xoxoxox
Hi everyone! I'm a duck newbie. I have two pekin ducks around 8 weeks old. I'm hoping someone can give me advice on their sex. I'm thinking they are both male. They both sound the same anyway no quacks and when I separate them they are silent! No shouting for each other. Anyway I've added a video- if it works! Looking forward to your responses!
Hi Norman89! Did you figure out what sex your Pekins are? I'm also a duck newbie and have 2, 7 week old Pekins which are also unsexed but haven't developed a proper quack or full feathers yet, so I'm going to have to wait a bit longer to find out!
How old do ducks need to be before attempting to figure out sex? I'm guessing fully feathered.