What gender are my Pekin ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenluv, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's my scenario [​IMG]

    I have a White Crested Pekin female duck, and a plain ol' White Pekin male. About 2 months ago I took 5 of their eggs and hatched them under my little banty black tailed Jap hen.

    2 of the ducklings have a crest like the mom, and 3 do not. But! 3 of the ducklings (2 have crest, 1 doesn't) have loud obnoxious female quacks, while the other 2 (1 has crest, one doesn't) have the raspy boy quack.

    Does it sound like I have 2 boys and 3 girls? [​IMG] Is it possible to have a female crested duck and get male crested ducklings? I'm confused [​IMG] I'm plannign on takign some pics later today I can include if that would help. Thank you!
     
  2. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a few pics to hopefully make things easier [​IMG]

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  3. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone? [​IMG]
     
  4. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Well you can useually tell by the quack. But until the drake feather come in you really cant tell. Looks like you have a nice creasted tho.
     

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