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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:07 pm 
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apparently similar for ducks as well

from this website
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/l ... production
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It is difficult to distinguish the sex of growing goslings and mature birds other than by examining for the presence of the male's penis.


those pictures are also found here
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/outreach-ex ... erm=sexing geese

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Clear diagrams, Jacquie - thanks for passing them along :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:59 pm 
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is it the same with ducks?


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Yep - but you have the tail curl to tell you with drakes over 15 or so weeks, you only need to vent sex them prior to that if you feel the need to know earlier.

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TOH how reliable is the sound for sexing ie Ducks are loud quacking,Drakes are a raspy quack

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:47 pm 
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at what age can you sex them and does it work with all breeds of ducks?

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do muscovy drakes have curled tail as well?

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Hi , No curled tail feathers on the Muscovy but fairly easy to tell the drakes at a young age by the size ( half as big again as the females )


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thanks! i'm pretty convinced i have a drake and duck. lol and i am leaving for basic train for the navy next spring so i hope my parents have fun raising ducklings if i do have one of each gender hahaha. my brown and yellow duckling is a little smaller than my yellow duckling who is turning white. duckie, the brown and yellow one, always nips at my hair my fingers, well he tried to eat my fingers, and my neck when he climbs onto my shoulder and i read that nipping is usually more of a drake behavior rather than ducks. duckie also has a longer neck than quackers and is much quiter than quackers. quackers can get quite loud!

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