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Homesteading: Is this a boy or girl duck.

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Asheville, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2009
6:04 AM

Post #6590037

Is this a boy or girl duck thankyou. I had to post to this forum because the poultry forum is not free. Is this pekin or khaki campbell.

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North of Heber, AZ
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2009
3:14 PM

Post #6590920

My guess is that it's a girl. I'm no expert, but have read that males' tail feathers curl up, and this was true with the ducks I have had. Since it is white, I wouldn't think it was a khaki campbell, would't they be khaki colored?
Asheville, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #6591374

Thankyou. I think I saw a white khaki campbell on the internet.
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6591410

I certainly am no expert either but here is my educated guess. That looks like a juvenile Pekin / Peking (sp?). If it is indeed a juvenile it would be too young to have the turned up tail feather yet and without that, you can't tell yet whether it is a hen or a drake. Hope this helps.
Thetis Island

May 25, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #6594733

Check and see if it has a cloaca or a penis. That will give you the definitive answer.
Asheville, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #6595993


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