At what age......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckDuckPing, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. DuckDuckPing

    DuckDuckPing Out Of The Brooder

    At what age would a khaki cross drake become sexually mature and actually mount our girl duck?
     
  2. DuckDuckPing

    DuckDuckPing Out Of The Brooder

    anyone? please?
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    how old are they?
     
  4. DuckDuckPing

    DuckDuckPing Out Of The Brooder

    He is around 10 months old. The duck is 7 months and has been laying for two months or so. She started fairly young.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    at that age i would think that he is able to reproduce now
     
  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely old enough to mate, especially if she is laying eggs.
     
  7. DuckDuckPing

    DuckDuckPing Out Of The Brooder

    Any clue on why he wont then? He did have a calcium deficiency when he was a duckling. Could that stop him from mating, he does everything else normally.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    he may be mating and you just have not caught him in the act yet
     
  9. DuckDuckPing

    DuckDuckPing Out Of The Brooder

    Dont they go at it quite often though? Surely we would have noticed?
     
  10. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that most drakes mature in the spring when they are about a year old, its pretty early in the season for him to be interested. Drakes are a lot more active in the spring. Give him a couple more months and he'll likely be plenty active about it all.

    Oh! I just noticed you are in Australia... in that case I'm not so sure, but most of my drakes begin to be interested when they are about a year old, which would be spring as I don't hatch other times of the year. I'd still say its early yet. He might be late maturing if he had health problems.
     
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