What sex are my 5 months old muscovy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muzzy, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. muzzy

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    Both birds are the same age but one seems to have got its red features alot quicker. What sex are they please.
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Fleshing can vary and while drakes usually have more than females that is not a guaranteed definer of sex. Size usually is... drakes are big, big feet, legs, chest, overall.. here below.. drake to the right, duck to the left.. same age!

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  3. muzzy

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    How old are the ones that you posted please? The ones I put up are 5 months and are all the same size.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    At that time they were 5mths lol It's an old pic but one that shows the differences well. I personally think, and i while i dislike giving guesses based on pics(because perspectives are off) lean towards those being ducks(females)

    To give an example.. here is a young drake from last year... i cannot recall his exact age now in that shot, but he was hatched last March and i sold him before fall... they(at least mine) are BIG birds when drakes and that size comes on fast... 4/5mths and are distinctively males...

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    Here is Mabel and her brother these guys were hatched in June. I think you can tell who is who... shaping, even the head shape ...

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  5. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rather than starting a new thread I thought I'd post here and see if anyone can tell me the sex of my new Muscovy's. I don't know their ages but they are the same size. Any thoughts on age/gender?

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Looks like 2 beautiful females to me. Congrats!! the one in the back brown/white is older maybe mama to the other.
     
  7. OleMissChic

    OleMissChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thank you so much! That's great news! :)
     

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