Video of ducks splashing in pool for first time, question about gender

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jeeper1540, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    I have 4 ducks. from the 'symptoms' (lol) i think i have 2 males and 2 females. from what i can tell, the Pekin and Blue Swedish are males, as they dont really have a quack, and the 2 magpies are girls, as they have a VERY LOUD quack. if you can tell whether or not i am right on the genders please let me know.

    The following video was created by me. It is the 4th episode in a series, this one shows the 12 foot expansion to the yard on the coop, and the ducks first time in the big kiddie pool. up until now they have only had a little foot by a foot tub of water. they were so excited to have the new pool. again, please let me know if these are males or females. thanks! [​IMG]

    Ranch Life Episode 4-By Jeeper1540
  2. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Songster

    May 26, 2010
    Waterford, Michigan
    Hello Jeeper1540,

    Thank you so much for sharing that video.
    I love those ducks in the water.
    They are so adorable, flapping, diving, paddling.
    makes me happy.

    sorry, i don't know enough to help you with the gender question.

  3. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    thanks anyway [​IMG]
  4. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    ok i think i am right on the gender because when i was out at the coop today i noticed that the Pekin and Blue Swedish tail feathers are a little curly-er. is this to many males per females?
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Curly tail feathers are pretty much the "tell-tail" for drakes, you'll likely also notice a hoarser quack that sounds like an old man clearing his throat - very raspy. You need to have 3 or 4 female ducks per drake, so you're either gonna need to get rid of one of those drakes or get more ducks.
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I vote for more ducks [​IMG]

    Neat video! Thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  7. tia

    tia Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Looks like they love their new quarters - thanks for sharing the video... I liked watching them discover the pool. I found with my runners that there is a distinct difference in their voice - males have a low raspy voice.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  8. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    as the one who takes care of the ducks, i vote no new ducks! lol
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    The coop & pen look great, and so do your birds! I couldn't see or hear enough details from your ducks to help you determine their genders. I go by their quack/rasp and the little curled feather on the drake's tail.

    Now how do you plan to drain & clean that pool?
  10. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    Glad u asked. today we pumped it out with an electric pump, and then pulled the pool out of the coop and washed it out, and then put it back in and filled it back up. i can tell i dont want to do that everytime, so im working on an idea for a drain on the pool

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