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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:56 pm 
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I don't want to try vent sexing in case I hurt them, they are real wrigglers and a bit bitey.

Just curious if there is anything specific to look for in muscovies.

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Size is usually your best bet.

If you are feeding them a fair bit you should be able to tell the drakes by about 6 weeks old by their size... But can still be abit missleading...

Are you planning to get rid of the drakes once you know which ones they are?

You are probably best keeping them until they are eating size... Which in that case doesn't really matter what sex they are, unless curiousity is getting the better of you???


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Hi
I don't keep ducks for meat or sell them specifically for it, these ones are pets. I'm just having some trouble giving them names.

Sarah


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Lol fair enough! :lol:

Your probably better off waiting until you are certain, so you dont hurt their feelings :P

Good luck :)


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there is always a solution to every problem. why done you just give them names that will be the same as for males and females. Eg, terry for a man or terri for a woman

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lol 7 unisex names! will put my thinking cap on. :D


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