swedish males

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stumble_n_mumble, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    hey everyone. i have rescued a blue swedish duckling about 6 months ago. it has grown a ton and i still can't tell if it is a male or female. it does not have the curly tail feather but im not sure if they all have to have one in order to be a male. it also has an olivey green bill and has bright orange on its feet splashed. anyone have any idea for this particular breed??? any help is great!! thanks!!
     
  2. Outbackhill Kennels

    Outbackhill Kennels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You got a pic of it? I've found with my swedes the drakes tend to be darker. And my swedes were slow to grow there drake feathers.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Mine were slow to get their drake feathers too, but by now you should be able to tell by their quacks. If it quacks, it's a girl. If the feet are bright orange though, my guess would be male - but that's just a guess.
     
  4. Outbackhill Kennels

    Outbackhill Kennels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duh the quack I should of thought of that. The drakes sound like they're losing there voice.
     
  5. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i will go out now and get a picture [​IMG] give me about 5 min to get one and put it up. and it does quack but not as loud as my girl duck i already have. and sounds different.
     
  6. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    heres the pics!!

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  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Oh he is so Pretty!!! My very first duck ever was a blue swede drake named Skittles [​IMG]
     
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Wow - hard to say but it looks just like my drake. I'm going to guess male - he's beautiful!
     
  9. Outbackhill Kennels

    Outbackhill Kennels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say drake but swedes aren't the easiest ever if I could hear it I could tell you.
     
  10. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i honestly hope he is a male. i want to breed my pekin duck and him lol id love to see what id get!!
     

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