It's the ducky dance.
I have found no dominance to it, they just seem to like going through the motions. Mine all take turns on being on top.
Do I have a case of gender identity crisis?????
Yesterday I saw my female white layer duck mating my female indian runner in the pond. She almost drowned that poor thing!!!!
Both are definitely female, no doubts about that. I have two drakes and my white layer is definitely not one, she is the loudest quaker and has no drake feather. What's going on?????????
These posts are a hoot!
I have 3 ducks, 1 mallard and 2 pekin, all female, all laying eggs. I see this behavior ALL the time, especially when I change the water in the pool. The heads start bobbing and the tail twisting and mounting begins. I too wondered if she was going to kill the one on the bottom. I just thought they were doing "duck things"! Ha!
I am new to BYC and am really enjoying the posts!
I laugh hysterically at my girls when they do this. But I'm always ready to intervene if needed. Sometimes they get a little too rambunctious and someone's head gets submerged for too long.
Here's one of their PG duck game videos. This one is safe for work!
They usually get a lot more rambunctious and a lot more flagrant in their behaviors.