A question about duck mating

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bilbothebanty, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    We have six ducks, five females and one male. So far the male has only acted interested in one of the females. He chases her all over but pays no attention to the others, is the normal behavior.
     
  2. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep drakes have two different one that more like a goose where if they are bonded with a female they will only mate and prefer hanging out with that female, and be hostle to any other duck or drake that comes near it. Or if they are not bonded with a female they will force themselves on any female that they can run down and over power. so your drake is normal hes just bonded with that one female and wants nothing to do with the rest.
     
  3. Well, not for my drake -- he has 6 females, and still finds a need to chase one of the female geese around in hopes that she'll fall in love. She doesn't, and the ganders strongly disapprove of interspecies relationships, but that doesn't seem to discourage him any. Poor duck -- I had no idea drakes were so crazy . . . he does tend to hang out with one or two mostly, but he spreads his attentions around pretty evenly.
     
  4. bilbothebanty

    bilbothebanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok this is help full, so if I want all of my hens to be bred will i need a different drake for the others.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you remove his favorite out of sight he may start spreading his lovin' around.
     

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