Anybody have ducks that naturally pair up?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyd2008, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a total of 10 adult ducks. 4 are pekins (2 male 2 female) 4 rouens (3 male 1 female) and a pair of cayugas. They all run together, but the cayugas stick together, period. If another male gets too close to the duck, she takes off running away as fast as she can. If one of the other males does catch her, then the cayuga drake comes running to save her. So they are certainly paired up, and they are the only ones that do this! Anyone else have naturally paired up ducks?
     
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I have a pair of Muscoveys that are monogamous.
     
  3. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine naturally pair up all the time. So do my chickens. I have cochins and brahmas and even though they are all fluffy butts to me, they keep themselves seperate.

    I have a pair of buff/rouens mixes that have paired up. I guess they know they are mixed and don't want to mingle with the full blood lol.

    Julie
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My two black Swedish have paired up, but they were raised together. I have seen the male mate with our two newer blue Swedish gals, but he hangs out and keeps an eye on his main girl.

    I did get a Mini Appleyard girl and a Snowy Call boy from two different places and they automatically paired up. I don't know if they seem to know they are both small or what.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have 2 male ducks that have paired up. One is a crested duck and the other is a mallard. They are 2 peas in a pod. Their names are Ronald and Donald. They are the yard security guards. They break up all rooster fights, all mating sessions, all geese confrontations, all naps, all parties, all EVERYTHING. Oh yea, and they try to mate with the chickens. They waddle around the entire place looking for trouble. They need their own reality show. They have a VERY weird friendship.
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I got my two pairs of ducks within a month of each other but 10 months later they still pair up.
     
  7. squeakyduck

    squeakyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Kuntrygirl,

    That is sooo funny! [​IMG] It looks like you have EVENT POLICE!![​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:They sound like the 'barnyard bouncers'!! [​IMG]
     
  9. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    I have 5 pekins, 1 female rouen, 1 buff, 2 half rouen half pekins, and 1 half buff half pekin. The buff boys definately have specific pekins that are theirs and ONLY theirs. Some times they go out of their way to go the opposite direction from the rest of the flock. I think its cute. Since we have more females than males, our other gents kindly offer their services to all the ladies. [​IMG]
    Pekins don't seem to make loyal hubbies. [​IMG]
     

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