What kind of Duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by zzzzac, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. zzzzac

    zzzzac Out Of The Brooder

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    It is about two and a half months old but I know about chickens so I am lost please help...
    Is it a boy or girl?
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    it has also turned to a darker tan color in the last 2-3 weeks.
    Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a cute one [​IMG]
    I think it may be a pekin
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Looks like an off color of a Crested Buff duck.
     
  4. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Crested Buff duck. Cute!!
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say crested buff, too, but I wasn't sure. I am not sure on the gender, though. In another couple of months it'll be more apparent for it will grow a drake feather if it's a boy.
     
  6. zzzzac

    zzzzac Out Of The Brooder

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    What is a DRAKE FEATHER?
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A drake feather is a curly feather at the tip of their tail. Most of the time, it's very noticeable, so you can't miss it. Males usually get them around 14 or 15 weeks old, give or take a week.
     
  8. zzzzac

    zzzzac Out Of The Brooder

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    went back thru facebook pics for a date the duck is 3months and three days old now and no curly feather so its a girl right?
     
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  9. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not all breeds of drakes will develop a curled feather,and even in the usual breeds,not all males will grow it. It may sound funny,but does it 'quack' loudly? Or does it make a soft noise.Hens are noisey and drakes are real quite.Soft voice.I agree with the majority on it being crested buff. It is definately NOT a Pekin. I have 104 Pekins right now.They are solid white ducks with bright yellow bills and orange feet.
     
  10. zzzzac

    zzzzac Out Of The Brooder

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    you can barely hear it and when you do it sounds like a mouse squeaking.
     

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