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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:12 am 
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I have a Khaki Campbell duck and I'm not sure if it is a male or female duck.
This one is about 18 weeks old and hasn't laid any eggs (but is not being fed laying mash).
I always thought that the duck was female because it is very chatty, quacks up a storm, and has a huge attitude all the time.

But within this past week, "she" has developed a curl in her tail. I don't know if it's a drake feather or just a weirdly curled tail. I've never seen curly tails on female ducks, but I have never come across such a loud male duck either.

This is a pic of Micah (Mee-kah).
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Tail curl:
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Any way to clear this up would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:48 pm 
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Dont count on getting eggs from Micah - you have a boy there. Still being so young you will find he will soon loose his loud voice and he will start having the more raspy sound of an adult male.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:21 am 
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Thank you so much for clarifying.
This is so weird, Meek (Micah) is the most talkative male duck I have ever encountered. I guess he is just one of a kind. Yay, I have a drake! I wonder if the other week, he may have been trying to mount the cat rather than "bullying" him (the term I use for when female ducks bump with their chests).
Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:06 am 
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jay_vasquez wrote:
Thank you so much for clarifying.
This is so weird, Meek (Micah) is the most talkative male duck I have ever encountered. I guess he is just one of a kind. Yay, I have a drake! I wonder if the other week, he may have been trying to mount the cat rather than "bullying" him (the term I use for when female ducks bump with their chests).
Thanks again.

Drakes can be very social things

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