What age can you tell the sex of muscovy ducklings?

cluckers&quackers

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Aug 29, 2008
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I have 20 muscovy ducklings, I plan to keep a few but would like to wait to decide which ones until I can tell the sex of them.

At what age can you tell just by looking at them what they are?

Right now they all look the same to me...CUTE
 

keeperofthehearth

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Nov 3, 2007
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4-5 weeks. The older the easier it gets. Some of the drakelets can be identified by 3wks. I had one drakelet last year that grew sooo fast that I was able to identify with NO trouble by 1-2wks. but that isn't usual. Have fun!!!
 

cluckers&quackers

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Aug 29, 2008
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Ok, thanks so much!!
I figure my luck if I just picked some to keep and sold the rest in the end I would end up with all males
so if I can tell them apart first that would be better!!
 

lilchick

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May 23, 2008
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the males are usually much chunkier and bigger than the females. Look like they are all "butt"
They have bigger feet also.
I can sex most other ducks by the sound but since the muscovies lose the quack and just hiss it is a no go that way!
I have sexed them as early as 4 weeks for buyers and got no complaints so far! good luck.....
 

PlumTuckered

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Jun 27, 2007
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I only have one Muscovy duckling, Scooter is a few days short of being a month old. Any tell tale signs that can help me figure out what sex he/she is? Compared to my Pekin and Mallards at that age, Scooter looks to be all feet LOL

Michelle
 

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