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Sexing welsh harlequins

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by naj55, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. naj55

    naj55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys I've been reading on ways to outwardly sex welsh harlequins and I was wondering what you all thought I think this is a pretty good picture of the four of them holding still I was hoping 3 girls one boy[IMG]https://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7
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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could wait until they are adults and look for the curlycue tail feather.
     
  3. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure you can only sex Welshies by bill color for the first couple of days. Once they get to be 4-6 weeks old however, you should be able to sex them by their quack pretty easily. How old are your cuties?
     
  4. naj55

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    They are 12 days old in the photos. Should they start quacking soon?
     
  5. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The earliest I have personally heard anything resembling a quack from a female is around 3 weeks, and it was very faint. The most definite quacks didn't come until 4 weeks, with another girl not starting until around 5. So I'd say start paying closer attention in about 10 days. :)
     
  6. naj55

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    Ok cool thank you!
     

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