Welsh Harlequin Ducklings Females?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bill83, May 31, 2019.

  1. Bill83

    Bill83 Chirping

    Mar 22, 2019
    Hey update on our welsh harlequin ducklings.

    We purchased two females, but they seem to be showing different colors. One of them has always had a bit of a darker face and now the bill and feet are a lot darker in color than the other duckling.

    If anyone has raised these before and can help identify if they are male or female that would be a great help.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. Do you know if you got gold phase or silver phase? They show very different colors at that age, and that could be the difference you are seeing. Where did you get them? Do you know if they were vent sexed or sexed by bill color?

    I typically don't rely on bill color (after 1 week old) until they are more feathered than yours. It takes a while for the females to get their dark bills, and the males to get their olive bills.
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I'd say the one on the right is a Drake...
  4. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

    Jun 12, 2018
    Seneca Falls, NY
    Sadly bill colors don’t really work well to sex after the first few day. It does look like you may have a silver and one gold phase though.
  5. Duckworth

    Duckworth Songster

    May 15, 2017
    U.S. Prairie
    If they both had pink bills with a darker spot at the tip when they were newly hatched, they are probably both female, despite that their bills and feet are darkening now. We were quite worried that one of our girls was a drake because of her darker head, which she kept, but she was all girl. It’s too early to tell for sure. F7410309-5D24-4989-8657-B60CBAA47950.jpeg
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :loveGorgeous ducklings!
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  7. nursewithcurlyhair

    nursewithcurlyhair In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2019
    Where did you get your ducks from?
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  8. Bill83

    Bill83 Chirping

    Mar 22, 2019
    Metzer Farms in CA

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