What sex a duck is?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mommakurk, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. mommakurk

    mommakurk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do you have to wait to find out the sex? Is there things to look for? I have 3 two are 3 weeks and one is 6 weeks[​IMG]
     
  2. lshytle

    lshytle Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww. Your ducklings are adorable! It's easiest to wait until they are adults, (obviously) but you can usually tell at about 8 weeks.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    What breeds are they? some have features that makes them easier to tell than others. Otherwise if mallard derived it's usually voice.. roughly by about 6wks you start to hear some voice changing for those ventured for girls, ie; the quack .

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  4. mommakurk

    mommakurk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome thank you first time duck owner here so is the voice very different between males & females? Also heard if it has a curl to its tail its male? We tried vent sexing but thats just too hard :/ it all looks the same.. Yellow is ancona & other two not t
     
  5. mommakurk

    mommakurk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O sure yet, lady said maybe swedish or mix? So guess we will just tell as they grow :) just hoping i got more Hens then Drakes im already so attached..
     

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