Wire's story of survival

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Slothy, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Slothy

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    Check out the video here: :)

    Also, I have posted the video to Facebook and had a fair few comments saying that Wire is female! I am certain he is male, he acts male and even has the green tinge to his head. What do you think?

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  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wire is a hen. hens have orange and black bills and drakes have yellow and green bills. Does Wire quack loudly?

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    Drake, who was molting into show plumage.
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    And here he is now!
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  3. Slothy

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    How come Wire is getting more green colouring though? I thought only the males got the green head? That picture is from Jan 1 and he has gotten more green since then.
     
  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is Wire? They do, the picture you posted you can see that green on his head. My hens had the same green on their head when they were younger.

    Is the green coming in like this?
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  5. Slothy

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    Wire is 5 - 6 months. The feathers above his speculum feathers have a very greenish tinge to them
     
  6. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, my drake got his breeding plumage at 14 weeks old, and it's pretty much the same for other Mallards. Does Wire quack?
     
  7. Slothy

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    No more than any of the others!
     
  8. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Well you can tell by the voice if he's a drake or hen. If it's a hen they will QUACK, boys on the other hand, have a hoarse Wongh.
     
  9. Slothy

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    He makes noise but its never really been a quack, more of a honk. I noticed today his tail feathers have a green tinge to them. Here's a pic of the feathers above his speculum feathers

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