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Young drakes may take a while to get their drake feathers, from what I have heard.post #8524 of 104341/24/16 at 4:25pmpost #8525 of 104341/24/16 at 5:44pm@gypz I have 5 drakes and they all got their tail featers at different weeks of age. I have 2 pekins and one pekin was the first to get his tail feather, just like clockwork, at about 14 weeks, then the other 3 got theirs about 2-3 weeks later. And the 2nd pekin has still not gotten a curly tail feather. Yes, I am sure he is a male; because of all the obvious signs, e.g. mating with my female pekin. Anywhooo, he just hasn't grown one yet. I'm not worried about it, he does everything else right, tee hee
hope this helps you? P.S. all my drakes are 9mos old apprxly.
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HERBERT SPENCERpost #8526 of 104341/24/16 at 6:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by gypz
Good morning! I've got a question about my ducks. I have four Swedish females and one pekin Drake. They're about 7 months old they haven't started mating. Yesterday I noticed one of the larger female Swedish was holding another female underwater and mounting her on the back then she was chasing everybody around. The drake is totally oblivious. Is this her trying to encourage him to mate?
I have 2 Pekins, both hens. They do this all the time, I was told it was for dominance. Go figure! I truthfully thought I had a drake but oh no, they are both hens (both laying eggs!).post #8527 of 104341/24/16 at 6:36pmQuote:
What does he/she sound like? A hen has a very loud voice where as a drake is quiet, kinda like a hiss.post #8528 of 104341/25/16 at 5:07ampost #8529 of 104341/25/16 at 6:22amQuote:
You know, you can put the duck in a time out. Just separate the duck from the others for a few days to a week. This will put her at the bottom of the pecking order.post #8530 of 104341/25/16 at 6:24am
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