I am not sure if I have a male or a female snowy mallard. I ordered a pair of snowy ducks and one passed in route. I do not know if the remaining duckling is a male of female I am betting a female because she is solid in color and the other duckling had markings especially on the head. does anyone know? I am so upset that I have lost several chicks from this order as well and hope that the remainder do well. I have excellent brooder conditions so I am keeping my fingers crossed!!!!