weight/sex.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kada6305, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This might seem like a silly question. But can you tell the sex of your ducklings by weight? I weighed my 3 mallard ducklings and one weighs more than the other two. Pink- 2.8 oz purple - 3.0 oz and the unmarked (rascal) weighed 3.5 oz. seems like a high jump from the other two. Thank you :)
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not for sure. When they are older and weigh more, maybe. Some just grow a little slower/faster than others. It could be correct but not 100%
     
  3. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, they are only 6 days old so I figured it'd be too early.
     
  4. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy crap they grow fast! In just 3 days they have doubled their weight. Rascal weighs 6.4 Oz pink weighs 5 Oz and purple weighs 5.7! Still don't have names for pink and purple
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    They do grow fast, you might be able to try that with the 'scovie breed as drakes outsize the ducks fairly quickly but mallard derived seem to have better telltale signs. (voice, feathers etc)
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yes I know nothing is certain but I do think I have one drake and two hens, maybe two drakes, in which case I will have top get more hens. So I am hoping one drake and two hens..I do think that rascal is a drake, he weighs so much more than the other two and always has.
     

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