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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:36 pm 
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Hi,
Was wondering if there are any distinguishing features between male and female Indian Runners and at what age does this become apparent?
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usually with mine I can tell by the size of them when they are growing. Males tend to grow a lot faster and the females tend to be really really noisy. Out of my eight babies I've guessed I have two males and the rest females. In a few more weeks I'll see if my guessing is correct.


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Thanks for that, one of mine is some what bigger than the other 2.

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You can vent sex ducklings at any age, like you would vent sex rabbits and giunea pigs.

Otherwise, at around 6 weeks of age the tone of the ducks drops deeper while the drakes retain the high pitched "peep" a lot longer.
They'll usually make a noise when you pick them up.

At around 10 weeks of age, drakes grow a couple of curl feathers at the base of their tail.

If they are a colour where the drakes look different to the ducks, the drakes will begin to noticeable change colours and grow their adult colours through at around 15 to 18 weeks.

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