what sex of wood duck gets the yellow ring around there eye?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by lcw1995, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    i saw one of mine has it, and the other i havent check yet. Whats that mean?
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    hard to sex that way as yound birds.

    look at the face feathers. Drakes will start to get a white chin stripe running from the lower jaw up to the eye. if the head has no white lines running like that, it's a hen, if it does it's 100% male.

    like they said, post some pics and we can tell you for sure if you arent certain. males will also star getting several colors on their bill, hens will be dark and solid in color.
    takes a little while, but the males will have white, black, orange/yellow, and red on their bills

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