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Sexing Welsh Harlequins

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GarnerZoo, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. GarnerZoo

    GarnerZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2015
    I've got nine babies a month old and they're new feathers are coming in, is there any way to tell what sex they are by feathers yet? We want to keep one female.
  2. Hi, I have 6 harlequins, 1 drake and 5 females. I found out that the females have a much darker bill and the drake is more yellowish look.
    I hope this helps you.
  3. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    You'll want to keep at least a pair. Ducks do much better in groups rather than alone, especially since shes been raised with a group.

    Around 9 weeks you should be able to start to tell the difference in gender. Rule of thumb is that the females will have the dark bills and males will have light bills, but this is not always correct especially if they are hatchery/production WH.
    So you can voice sex them. Females will have a loud quack, males will be more raspy.
  4. jordannew1995

    jordannew1995 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2016
    These are my four welsh harlequin babies!
    Can someone help sex them, i have no idea.. Cant decide whether they're girls or boys :(

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