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I have 12 Appleyard ducklings I want to sell but I have never sold any before, they hatched on 1/1/13.

How old do they need to be to sell them? How much should I charge for them? and How do I tell the sex when they are so young?
 
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A couple more details maybe, did someone give you these ducklings? I'm wondering how I can help you but I don't know how while trying to think of whats best for the ducks. I don't know your local market and if your targeting pet owners or meat producers. Youtube can help you with sexing your specific breed if that plays a role in your enterprise, are you a homesteader trying to go to a market like craigslist with your ducks? Sometimes another permie is just looking for a start and might give your ducks a great home, if it's just about the expedience to cash well then an open market like craigslist might be were your market lives. If the ducklings don't have a mother, then as long as there sold in groups to someone else with experience they should be ok.
 
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Where are you located?

Appleyards are pretty difficult to sex before they start to change color.

We had 6 of them last year and it was almost 8 weeks before we knew what we had.

BTW, Appleyards are awesome ducks...
 
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