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Mute swan male turns aggressive towards female

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For some reason today my male mute keeps chasing off the female.  When I cam home from work I noticed her sitting in the woods.  I wasn't sure what what she was doing so when my husband came home he went to see if she had a nest (They are only 2) and she didn't.  So he picked her up and carried her back down to the water and the male came over and chased her off.  Any suggestions on why all of a sudden they aren't getting along?

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One suggestion is to make sure they are in fact a pair we bought a pair of trumpenter swans several years back and the first year they were fine the second year they started to fight and after checking them they were both males. Hopefully this is not the case but just thought I would suddest it, I have learned it always pays to check anyone sexing swans can make a mistake.

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that would be my first question.... Are they DNA sexed, by you or a reliable breeder.

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Yeah they are both DNA sexed the male by me and the female by a good breeder.  Last summer they were mating and early this year I saw them a few times so the sexes are correct.  He just flipped on her.

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It's supposed to be a challenge, that's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy it would just be the way.
Life is but a flash of light between two eternities of darkness.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, yet few people can hold it.
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I just wanted to post an update on this.  The day the male attacked the female we moved her to the wild duck pen for the night and the better part of the next day.  The next day we caught the male, put him in the basement and let the female go back on the pond.  Two days later, which would be Sunday, we put him back out and they have been fine ever since, lets just hope it stays that way.

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Life is but a flash of light between two eternities of darkness.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, yet few people can hold it.
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It's supposed to be a challenge, that's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy it would just be the way.
Life is but a flash of light between two eternities of darkness.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, yet few people can hold it.
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post #6 of 7

Maybe she said something about his momma............... tongue  Hope all goes well.... fl

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I separated them for a few days and took him off the pond and they are now back to be fine and courting....who knows silly birds

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Life is but a flash of light between two eternities of darkness.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, yet few people can hold it.
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