All in the one house

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adriano, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi is it ok for 3 female khaki campbells, a male and female ruddy shelduck and a male and female mandarin to all be housed in the same pen at night.
    Any problems at mating time or in general.


    Cheers

    Adriano
     
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi adriano, when I had my Pekins, there was always a dominant male that would pick on the others when they were put in for the night and during the day free ranging. Keep a close eye on them. Someone else might have more to add and [​IMG]
     
  3. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep domestics and wild species apart, just because there might be a size difference, and there is more than likely a difference in their boy and girl parts that could hurt one or the other if they try to mate. But other than that, I've never been around wilds, so I wouldn't know.
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I would think that especially during mating time you would want them separate all the time since I imagine you want purebred shelducks and purebred mandarins.
     
  5. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for replies
    Yes i want purebred birds, but is it true that ruddies and mandarins dont breed until 2yrs of age, as the ones i have are only a few months old, so could i get away with the one house next breeding season.

    Cheers

    Adriano
     
  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I think that's true, but I'm not 100%.
     

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