What gender is my duck?

morganrgoff

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

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jvls1942

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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....
 

morganrgoff

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Mar 22, 2017
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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....
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?
 

morganrgoff

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Mar 22, 2017
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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
So he like chirps still but when I leave the room he is super loud does that mean he's probably a she?
 

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