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Which would be easier to sell?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Well I am having some real hope for my current nest, my little mama is setting on 15 or so eggs that are due the 1st - 5th of may or so.

    They are all mutts, but I dont want to keep any boys, just the girls. So...

    Should I try and vent sex them and sell the male ducklings or wait till they are a few months and feathered?

    I would think people would be more likely to buy ducklings, but I also dont want to give someone a girl when they thought it as a boy.

    Any advice??
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2008
    Cumming, Georgia
    if you know how to vent sex and you are sure you can do it go ahead and vent sex them.

    if your selling them i wouldnt list that they were males unless someone asked.
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Ive never actually vent sexed any, this would be my first time trying it out. Normally I wouldnt care but I need to get my drake : hen ratio at a better number.

    Thats a good idea I suppose, especially since without vent sexing you wont be able to tell what gender till they get those curly tail feathers or not.
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    Males are usually harder to sell, most people prefer females.
    Vent sexing can be hard, so make sure you let people know your new at it, so that way, if they really wanted just boys, they wont be mad if some turned out to be a girl.
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Thanks [​IMG]
    Im just hoping I can find a good home for them, since I am expectng quite a few little ones.
  6. MDC

    MDC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    I absolutely would sell them as drakelets if you've vent sexed them. How unfair would it be for someone to go in buying what they believe are straight run and end up with nothing but drakes. It would ruin a person's credibility to knowingly omit 'facts' about the birds even though there is a chance of inaccurate sexing. You can chalk it up to buyer beware (which always *should* be the case) but the buyer isn't the one being dishonest.

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