What gender is my duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by morganrgoff, May 21, 2017.

  1. morganrgoff

    morganrgoff Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_4849.PNG Hi guys just curious what gender y'all think my pekin duck is. 11-12 weeks old
     

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  2. Bills vs Beaks

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    Does it quack, or make funny hoarse sounds?
     
  3. morganrgoff

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    I'm torn it sounds kind of honking but maybe not legit quack I'm not sure. It's my first duck.
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    a male duck (drake) sounds like he has larengitis (sp). he will never make the
    quacking sound.
    pekin drakes have more of a flat portion on their head. the females heads are unmistaably round.

    and the males will develope a couple of really curly feathers on their back just ahead of the tail.

    I can't tell by the picture, but he looks like a he to me..
    .....jiminwisc....
     
  5. morganrgoff

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    I've always called him a he and now I'm not sure. He doesn't have the curly feathers. Is he too young to have them yet?
     
  6. Bills vs Beaks

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    Yeah, youll have to wait a few more weeks for that. The best and earliest way to tell is the voice. If he is honking a bit, that may be the quack coming out ;)
    Pekins are hard to tell by colour, sorry :p
     
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  7. morganrgoff

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    So he like chirps still but when I leave the room he is super loud does that mean he's probably a she?
     
  8. Bills vs Beaks

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    Im not sure what you mean by chirp :p You mean the baby sound?
    Do you know how to upload videos?
     
  9. morganrgoff

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    My video is too long but it's only 17 seconds lol how do I upload a longer video for you to hear?
     
  10. Bills vs Beaks

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    I think you have to put it on utube. I think. Never done it myself :p
     
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