Hello! I've been lurking BYC since before I started raising some Rouen ducklings for family but finally decided it's time to post about an important question. Long story short, our 6 straight run Rouen Ducklings are now 9 weeks old and we have a ratio of 5 drakes to 1 female (terrible luck!!). I've been solely raising them and making sure they receive everything they need but they are not technically my ducks. I rely on their actual owners, family members of mine, to make the big decisions. I've managed to convince them to purchase more females and explained the usual ratio of males to females needing to be much much much higher (3-4 per drake I've read). I have tried to convince them to re-home or sell some drakes but they are too attached to them all. They are willing to buy 6 more females for a total of 12 ducks. How many females can we get away with having at minimum without their health and stress levels being dangerous? Will 5 males to 7 females be enough? I was suggesting perhaps Pekin females for the size difference hoping that it may help. Please be honest, I am willing to continue to fight to sell some drakes for the ducks' health if need be but I could use some opinions to help back up my concerns. Thanks!