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What happend?!.... (well what do ya know!?)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I ordered 2 female rouens ducks, and three females WH (welsh harlequin) ducks, and a WH drake from metzer farms. These ducks are now around 2 and a half months old. Well, I went out today to feed the ducks, and my favorite little rouen girl came up to eat out of my hand, and I noticed that she has some very pretty green wings! And her head is turning green! My she is he! I ordered them as SEXED ducklings! I still love my baby rouen more than anything in the world, and gqve up txting to pay for their feed. But im upset becuz I wanted two girls! Oh well, looks like he'll be my little pet [​IMG] who else ordered sexed ducklings and they didnt come as the right sex?
     
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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has this happend to anyone else? Im gonna feel silly if it was just me [​IMG]
     
  3. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though the hatchery sexed them, it is not 100%
     
  4. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that sometimes the people doing the sexing make a mistake or miss one. Some people are more accurate than others, when they vent sex at hatching there isn't a lot to see.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, yeah. Thats true. I was just really hopeing for two ladies [​IMG] atleased he's a sweety... [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Hatchery sexing is never 100%

    In my experience with Rouens, they don't start getting green heads until after their browner colored feathers. He might change color before he gets his adult feathers.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup, he still has baby feathers, but he is getting his green head.
     
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    male and female rouens and other gray ducks have the green/blue color spectrum
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh? Im not sure what your talking about? Lol.
     
  10. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:pretty green wings?? that's the spectrum, male and female have it. im pretty sure thats what its called anyway.
     

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