Wanna weigh in on drake behavior?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLopes, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. TLopes

    TLopes Out Of The Brooder

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    Fun first time exploring outdoors. I think I can already tell which one is a drake. He opens his mouth every time I come around as if a warning. He is the last one to want to cuddle. He always seems 'on the lookout' as if the watch dog, example; everyone else gets to the snacks first while he hangs back to see if the coast is clear. And he always sounds off first. Anyone wanna weigh in? Lol[​IMG]
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That is not a very good sign of Drake behaviour...;)......That is a shy Duckling...Even adult Ducks that are scared will open their mouths....The standing back is not a Drake behaviour...That is a Rooster behaviour...The Duckling just isn't as sure of its self as the rest of them..:)

    When they reach around 7 to 8 weeks their voices change...Drakes have a raspy voice and Hens quack....At around 4 months they will go through a juvenile molt and Drakes will grow in their tail curls....;)

    Enjoy those Ducklings....They are very cute...:)


    Cheers!
     
  3. TLopes

    TLopes Out Of The Brooder

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    wow, thank you!! Great advice!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens



    Your welcome..:)
     
  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls started getting their voices around 3 weeks. Now at 5 and 6 weeks the girls are really loud and one drake is quiet.
    And i had one that wasnt scared but always did the mouth opening with no noise when i would come into the brooder lol.
    And it turned out to be a girl! [​IMG]
    And my boy was just as cuddly as the girls
     
  6. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Very cute fuzzy little ducklings!!!
     
  7. Vyctoria

    Vyctoria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the picture!

    My drake is the most outgoing of my ducks, but he was a lot more shy as a duckling. He's a complete treat hog.
     
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  8. TLopes

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    oh thank you! I think one of mines is starting to get a voice at approx 3 weeks too! I'm excited that she could be a gal.
     
  9. TLopes

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    Thanks! My boys love them. The smaller ducklings don't mind them but the pekins are still a bit skiddish. I'm actually hearing a lot about loving drakes, I like that!
     
  10. TLopes

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    thank you! They are starting to get their feathers now [​IMG] I hope they always stay sweet n cuddly
     

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