When Do the tail feathers of a Drake Pekin curl?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by weebles&wobblesmom, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ok. My "orphaned" duckling is 5 weeks old now and is starting to get feathers. I have been calling it a "he" but I'm not sure. I don't have another (yet) to compare it too. I was told that Pekin drakes tail feathers curl. So far no curl. Is there a certain age that they do or can I assume that I have a girl?

    Doesn't matter to me. I just don't want to keep calling it a he if it's a she..........[​IMG].

    I have to say, I'm glad I brought "it" home. He/she has such a personality. Doesn't like being picked up, even though he/she knows the routine of going into the bathtub for swim time. doesn't like people he/she doesn't know. Hisses and has a fit. My son in law says he's showing his teeth...........LOL

    Can't wait to get my other duckling tomorrow.

    Oh that does bring me to another question. The 1 I have is 5 weeks old and the new 1 is only going to be about 2 days old. (I know I can't put them together right away) but any advice on when I can and how I should go about introducing them?


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