I have 2 pekins and 2 Blue Swedish that are about 4.5 months old. All were purchased as chicks and were told that they were females. (We want duck eggs. YUM)
However, one Pekin has a raspy voice, they ALL have tail curls, and three are attacking and shunning the Pekin that doesn't have the raspy voice.
Can anyone make sense of this for me? I've been all over Google, trying to research this, but am hitting brick walls.
Can females have tail curls? Is the one Pekin the only female and they are trying to mate with her? Is her tail curl an anomaly?
Or are they all males, and if so, why are they all picking on the one. Is that one safe?