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whitby_sam

  • Joined Feb 2008
Sexing Ducklings?
« on: March 22, 2010, 05:56:55 pm »
We have 5 Khaki Campbell ducklings who are happy little souls. I'm hoping to have all girls but am not sure of how to tell early on (they're only a few days). Someone said you could tell by their tail feathers? Any thoughts?

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
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Re: Sexing Ducklings?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 06:03:47 pm »
We have 5 Khaki Campbell ducklings who are happy little souls. I'm hoping to have all girls but am not sure of how to tell early on (they're only a few days). Someone said you could tell by their tail feathers? Any thoughts?

You will only know by tail feathers when they are much older. If male they should get a curl at the tip of the tail feathers but you still have a wee while to wait before that will happen.

doganjo

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Re: Sexing Ducklings?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 06:31:56 pm »
and their voices will give the game away eventually too. Only girls 'quack', boys just squeak ;D ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Sexing Ducklings?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 08:32:01 pm »

I have 9 and I couldn't tell until the males heads started to get darker, even then I got it wrong thought that there were 5 boys and 4 girls but it's actually the other way round.
Anne

 

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