Do Ducks Have Balls?


Ducks do have balls but they’re not the same as chicken or turkey balls. ducks have a pair of testicles that are located inside their body near the base of their tail.

Unlike chickens or turkeys whose balls are located outside of their body ducks keep their balls hidden away so they’re not as obvious.

That said if you were to feel around for a duck’s balls you’d likely find them right where you’d expect them to be – dangling next to their tail! 

While we’re on the subject it’s worth mentioning that not all ducks have balls.

Some male ducks (although still technically considered “male”) don’t develop testicles at all. This is pretty rare but it can happen.

How Big Are A Ducks Balls?

That’s a really tough question to answer definitively because Duck genitalia can vary quite a bit in size depending on the specific breed of duck.

However we can take an educated guess based on the average size of a duck’s body. 

Assuming an average sized duck its balls are probably about the size of marbles. Again this is just a general estimate and some ducks may have noticeably larger or smaller testicles.

But if you’re curious about how big a duck’s spheres might be then that’s probably as good an answer as any. 

Do Ducks Have Ball Sacks?

Yes ducks do have ball sacks. These are typically located near the base of the duck’s tail and they contain the duck’s testicles.

The size of a duck’s ball sack can vary depending on the breed of the duck but they are typically relatively small.

In some cases the word “scrotum” is used interchangeably with “ball sack” although technically speaking the scrotum is the skin that covers the testicles. (The term “cottage cheese” is also sometimes used to refer to a male animal’s scrotum.)

Ducks use their ball sacks for two main purposes: to store sperm and to help regulate their body temperature.

When it comes to reproduction male ducks will use their sperm to fertilize a female duck’s eggs.

The process of reproduction is quite different for ducks than it is for other animals as they often mate in large groups.

This means that the male duck will need to have enough sperm on hand to fertilize all of the eggs that the females in his group are able to lay.

In addition to reproduction ducks also use their ball sacks to help regulate their body temperature.

This is because the sack is located near the duck’s anus which is full of blood vessels. These blood vessels help to keep the duck’s body temperature regulated and the ball sack helps to insulate them.

This means that when it gets cold outside the duck can raise its body temperature by tucking its ball sack under its tail.

Can A Female Duck Turn Into A Male?

There are instances of female ducks cosmetically and behaviorally resembling males but there is no documentation of a female duck ever turning into a male.

In ducks as in most other vertebrates sex is determined by chromosomes; females have two Z chromosomes while males have a Z and a W chromosome.

So unless a duck spontaneously develops the necessary genetic mutation it will remain either male or female throughout its lifetime.

However hormone levels can affect how the sexes look and behave; for example if a female duck is exposed to high levels of testosterone during development she may develop more masculine traits such as larger muscles and a deeper voice.

Do Ducks Have Sperm?

Yes ducks do have sperm. But unlike many other animals ducks don’t store their sperm in sacks outside their bodies.

Instead they keep it in their cloacas – an internal organ that functions as both a waste disposal system and a reproductive tract. 

When two ducks mate the male will push his cloaca against the female in order to transfer his sperm into her body.

The sperm then travels up the oviduct (the female duck’s equivalent of a fallopian tube) and fertilizes her eggs. 

So why don’t we see little ducklings running around everywhere?

Well unfortunately for them most ducklings are born infertile. In order to produce fertile offspring certain genes must be passed down from both the mother and the father.

And since most ducks mate with members of their own species they usually don’t have any trouble passing these genes on to their offspring.