We have been raising our gorgeous ducklings Arlo (Magpie duck who's just turned out to be a female) and Daisy (Welsh Harlequin who's just turned out to be a male) who are now 6 1/2 weeks old. They will be pet ducks that we plan to keep long term for eggs and pleasure. We have a very small yard, but so far they seem extremely content and happy just hanging out in their pool or foraging and sleeping in the garden.
At the moment they obviously love each other in a 'non-nuptial' way, snuggling together when they sleep and doing everything together (which is to be expected since they've been raised together and are each other's 'flock'). However I've read a few things on this site about 'problem drakes', 'over-mating' and ideal male/female ratios and I'm worried about whether having just one female and one male will work once their hormones kick in. Does anyone have any experience or advice in this area? Pics of our duckies below.