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I posted yesterday about my Pekin drake and my mallord attacking our new females that we just put out on the pond. They were attacking her and appeared to be attempting to drown her. Not mounting her. We have since caught the Pekin who was by far the larger of the two and seemed to be the dominant male. We have him penned up away from the other ducks. Is it possible to reintegrate him with the rest of the ducks, or do we need to get rid of him? In another question it seems that even without the Pekin the Mallord is still going after the new females but nothing like when it was the two of them, but they seemed to have been picking on our Khaki's and not bothering the other ducks. Does anyone know why that might be?

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I cannot say why, but I can say that there are times when drakes act this way.

 

It is often worse in spring.  You are right to protect the females - their lives depend on you.

 

I have a drake who came with two females and they remain their own flock, because he has this obsession with a member of the all-girl flock.  Just won't leave her alone.  So I split the flocks.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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