trying to tell a difference?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kyle E, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Kyle E

    Kyle E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to have my birds blood tested today from pennstate because I'm trying to take them to my local fair. I have a trio of White and Fawn Runners and I have a trio of Pekins, I'm trying to get a hen of each. But I am not sure how you tell a hen from a drake please help thanks.
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
    If they are ~2 months or so, the girls should be starting to quack now.
     
  3. Kyle E

    Kyle E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from friends they are adults
     
  4. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are adults hen that is really easy! The hens will QUACK loud and the boys will whack softly and kind of raspy. The boys also usually have a "drake feather" it is a curly feather or 2 on their tail feathers. Good luck at the fair!!
     
  5. Kyle E

    Kyle E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay Thank you!
     

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