When do ducklings start sounding different?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Frenchie, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Frenchie

    Frenchie In the Brooder

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    Hi all, my 2 ducklings are about 4 weeks old I think, they are half feathered, and one is starting to sound different. My one ducky still 'cheep cheeps', but the other little guy is now stRting to quack but it's a low quack, almost like a frog's ribbit....I didn't think their voices changed this early? When their voices start to change, do both females and drakes make the low quack or do I for sure have at least one drake?
    I just think it's odd that one is making a low noise, and the other duckling is still 'cheep cheeping'?
    Btw, I love this site! I have had so many questions answered on here, you guys are the best!

    Frenchie, a ducky newbie
     
  2. Bird Brain

    Bird Brain Songster

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    Oh, good question. I hatched 1 duck last Sat and its my first. IDK I hope someone does though.
     
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

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    My 6 baby mallards were fully feathered at 8 weeks and I could tell male from female 3 quacked and 3 didnt...
     
  4. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Songster

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    some of mine started quacking around three weeks old. You could try picking one up, if it quacks loudly, its a girl! My mature drake definitely sounds like a frog compared the ladies' loud quacking.
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    My runners and swedishes are will be three weeks on Monday. Both of the swedish have begun quacking. Not all the time, but often. I didn't think they started so early either.
     
  6. Frenchie

    Frenchie In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I just put them up for the night, as I picked each up they both squeaked, I guess the one is just starting to change his sound, they don't like me very much unless I have peas!![​IMG]
     

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