Still confused about our small he/she muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckadia, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Duckadia

    Duckadia Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a duck who is a hermaphrodite. Well I think so anyway, he/she is not much bigger than a female, sits on eggs, but has a weenie. My other half on the other hand thinks he/she is just a very very small he. Has anyone else had experience with a very small muscovy drake?

    I'll try to get a picture of he/she later on today.
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    No i haven't. All my drakes have been way bigger than my females. Will take a look once you post a picture.
     
  3. Duckadia

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    [​IMG]This is the best photo I could get sorry. Math is the he/she in question (the white one) next to the lovely Conrad Percival. Math is definitely old enough to have the full red carruncles like conrad but he seems to only look like a girl. He has big feet as you can see, but he is very small compared to a normal sized boy
     
  4. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, pretty cool, definaltey looks female to me. does it lay its own eggs or just sit on others? does it mate with females?
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks hen to me except for the fact it has so much more red flesh than any of my hens?
     
  6. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    It sure looks like a hen to me. That is very weird. You say you have seen the male bits on it right. If that is the case I have never seen anything like it,. Can you get a picture with it's tail?
     
  7. Duckadia

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    Not sure if it's laying it's own eggs, but definitely sitting on some. Ive definitely seen its weenie as it mated with one of our girls, but it also let's out other boys mate with it too. When I get home from work I'll get a full picture.
     
  8. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    wow, that is so weird. I have seen some of my muscovey girls act like they were mating other females (a dominance thing) but they definately don't have a weenie.
     
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  9. Duckadia

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    [​IMG]Full body shot, with female in background, and males in far background.
     
  10. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Ok to me the tail still looks female but from that angle of the photo the size looks male. Think i am still as confused as you on this one. I would still guess female but maybe you just do have as you say a he/she.
     

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