Hello! Our 14 week old White Plymoth Rock rooster is trying to mount our 14 week old Pekin ducks (no drake feathers so we're guessing 2 females). I saw him do this with one yesterday and the other one this morning. At least I'm assuming it's mounting... he's jumping on their backs and not letting go and I think grabbing the back of neck with his beak. I don't think he's playing because the ducks are not very happy about it. They quack loud, get away and then turn and curse at him. The ducks who were really the dominant ones keep out of the rooster's way now. Rooster and ducks are housed together with 8 other hen chicks who are about 5 days younger. 1) What is rooster actually doing? 2) If mounting, why doesn't he go for the hens? 3) Are the ducks going to be ok (although PO'd) or should I be worried he'll hurt them?
Thank you all for any insight you can give!