When do Khaki Campbell Males get the curl in their tail?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lolliegee, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 6 Khaki Campbells...one I thought for sure was a boy...he had a white ring around his neck, but now that he's got most of his feathers, the ring is gone...just 2 little white spots. Just thinking the likelihood of 6 females from the same hatch is very small.
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I think the average time is 12 weeks, but my Khaki drake didn't get his curly feathers until 14 weeks. You should be able to tell before then though, if it's not quacking, then it's a drake.
     
  3. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, it's hard to tell right now who's doing the quacking and who's not. I did forget to mention that they are 6 weeks old. Has anyone else had the white ring disappear?

    I was also reading that the drakes have green bills? Has that seemed to be the case with anyone here?
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Yes, the drakes have a greenish colored bill.

    Try watching the color of his head, my drake's head started to darken and turn green before he got his drake feather.
     
  5. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one that I suspect is a male is crested. Will the feathers on his crest change color too? Thanks for the input! [​IMG]
     

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