I have 2 female pekins they are 7 months old. They are continually "mating". Someone on this forum said they are doing this for dominance. Go figure! It is usually when they get clean water in their pool, which is each day. I don't see them doing anything while they are out and about.
My girls are real layers, I get 2 eggs a day from them. Will they stop laying in the winter? Our winters are mild in Texas. Do they determine whether they lay or not by the number of daylight hours? Thanks for the information.
They may just lay over winter and take breaks in between. They have to rest their bodies periodically or they would lay out way too soon. So you may see them take 2-4 weeks off now and again and when they molt they won't lay either.
All female ducks will act out the mating ritual with another female they may even switch too where the one who was on bottom one day may be on top the next. Drakes will do it too.