First up, a little background info I guess?
I currently have 3, 3 month old ducks- a pekin female, a Muscovy drake and a ? Drake. (Still not sure with him, he's either a WH, Roen or Mallard X with something)
Anyways, we are aware that scovies will only give fertile ducklings when bred with other scovies but that's as far as our knowledge goes in regards to getting baby ducklings.
We are getting a female scovy for our big boy Speedy, and another duck (hopefully a Cayuga) for our other drake Seth.
I was wondering how old will they roughly be when the drakes become sex crazed and the ducks begin to lay?
Also, in regards to getting ducklings, do the males need to breed with the females every day to make the daily egg fertile?
Or do they only need to go at it once and then that clutch of eggs is fertile?
And can two different drakes breed with the same duck and give her a mixed clutch of ducklings? (I know the scovy will breed mules with the others but if it happens to happen) should I try to avoid that? By penning the scovies seperate from the rest?
Should I just keep the boys away from the girls altogether because they're all different breeds or is that okay?
Will the ducks lay everyday? And will it be a good idea to pen the boys and girls separately every few days to give the girls a break?
If there's any other advice anyone can give me that would be swell haha
Sorry for the massive amount of questions, I just want to do this right 😅 Thanks in advance