Transgender Call ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AliciaM, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any experience with transgender call ducks?
     
  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Well... I had a call who was colored like a male but quacked like a female... Never layed eggs... nothing.. She now lives with my Grandma and is paired with a female...
     
  3. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] my grandmother has misfits too....
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:[​IMG] my grandmother has misfits too....

    Dude, you ain't right! [​IMG] I'm telling your parents!
    Alicia, I have one. Drake feather, quacks, looks like a male part of the time and female part of the time.
     
  5. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It hasn't changed gender. In all likelyhood, it has an ovarian tumor that has reduced the amount of estrogen it produces. When the amount of estrogen is produced, plaumge characteristics of drakes become apparent.

    CLINT
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Are you saying cancer? [​IMG]
     
  7. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cancer is not good.. Can there be anything that can be done to correct it?
     
  8. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
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    Oh how sad! I am so glad my third hen started laying this morning. I have one hen that quacks like a drake, but looks like a hen, and I thought she was "transgender" or something until this morning. Hadn't considered tumors and medical reasons for the quack/look/lack of eggs
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  9. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not neceessarily cancer, but very possible. It could be damage to the ovary, hypothalmus issues with gonadotropion releasing hormones, some denetic defect affecting the number and types of cellular receptors. etc.

    Clint
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Any treatment other than Hystrectomy?
     

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