What sex are these?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ADuckOnQuack, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chirping

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    IMG_3489.JPG IMG_3490.JPG IMG_3493.JPG IMG_3495.JPG IMG_3496.JPG IMG_3497.JPG IMG_3499.JPG IMG_3489.JPG IMG_3496.JPG IMG_3497.JPG Hi I have 3 Indian runner and 4 call ducks, all aged at 7 weeks old. Can anyone tell yet what gender they are? Obviously their tail isn't curled yet but wondering if there's a earlier way to tell. And also what sort of runner and calls they are? Thanks in advance! IMG_3489.JPG IMG_3490.JPG IMG_3493.JPG IMG_3495.JPG IMG_3496.JPG IMG_3497.JPG IMG_3499.JPG
     
  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Songster

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    I have a few ducks and geese. Some of them are rescues but I'm by no means a duck person. The only ways I can tell are the curled tails (which you mentioned) if they begin to quack or whisper or sometimes one just looks like a drake to me ( but that's not always very reliable). @WVduckchick may be better suited to answer your question.
     
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  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    7 weeks is usually too early for a drake feather, but many females will get their "quack" by then, and its more accurate than the drake feather. Here's a wonderful article with sound clips included.
    http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/artquacks.htm

    The hardest part can be figuring out exactly which duck is making which sound! lol

    Beautiful ducklings, by the way! :love
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Duck Duck Goose

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    Best way Ive found? Pick them up....that will get em talking :D

    And they are GORGEOUS......
     
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