Duck and Goose Sexing Guide

Ducklings

Males duckling tape is on the right leg.

Female duckling tape is on the left leg.

If your birds are banded to distinguish their gender, please remove the banding within 3 days.

BREED DAY-OLD BIRD COLORS TAPE COLORS IF SEXED
Pekin Yellow Purple
Grimaud Hybrid Pekin Yellow White
Rouen Black & yellow with yellow stripes by eyes Green
Khaki Campbell Dark brown Purple
Mallard Same as Rouen, smaller, one back toe clipped Purple
Blue Swedish Gray with yellow chest Red
Buff Tan, often with strips by the eyes Red
Cayuga Black, may have white tint on chest Purple
Black Swedish Black with yellow chest Yellow
Welsh Harlequin Yellow with shades of black and gray Red
White Crested Yellow with Tuft on top of head Black
Golden Layer Males-Blackish, Females-Brownish Blue
Runners Slender upright stance  
   Fawn & White Runner Yellow with tan splotches White
   Chocolate Runner Dark brown Green
   Blue Runner Grey Yellow
   Black Runner Black White
Jumbo Pekin Yellow Green
White Duclair Yellow Yellow
White Layer Yellow Orange


Geese

Males gosling tape is on the right leg.

Female gosling tape is on the left leg.

If your birds are banded to distinguish their gender, please remove the banding within 3 days.

BREED DAY-OLD BIRD COLORS TAPE COLORS IF SEXED
African Olive grey & Yellow Black
Brown Chinese Olive grey & Yellow Orange
Buff Buff and yellow Yellow
Embden Yellow & light gray Red
Pilgrim M: Yellow & light gray F: Olive grey and yellow Blue
Roman Tufted Yellow & light gray, tuft on head Black
Sebastopol Yellow & light gray White
Super African Olive grey & Yellow Yellow
Toulouse Olive grey & Yellow Green
Tufted Buff Buff and yellow with tuft on head Red
Tufted Toulouse Olive grey & Yellow with tuft on head Yellow & Blue
White Chinese Yellow Orange
 

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