Voice sexing ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 4hchickmama, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 pekin ducklings that are about 4 weeks old. I noticed they have started making more adult duck noises, and I was wondering at what age I can try to voice sex them? Two are still making squeaky baby noises most of the time...another makes more classic "duck" sounds.

    Any tips?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Kevin! They don't really sound like either of those yet...but I will keep that for reference. So are the drakes slower to make adult noises?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's no problem at all! Drakes will just remain a very soft "raspy" voice. My ducks are always much louder from a fairly early age. I can almost always voice sex by 6 weeks.
     
  5. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again! I will keep listening. It is hard to figure out who is making what noise just yet. I can't believe how fast they are growing! I have chicks 2 weeks older who still seem like such babies by comparison. I appreciate the help!
     
  6. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drakes do keep their baby voices much longer than ducks. Sounds like two boys and a girl to me too :) But give them a few more weeks. Some individual ducks do take longer than 4 weeks to start making sounds that resemble quacking.
     

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