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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckDuckPing, Jan 22, 2013.
At what age would a khaki cross drake become sexually mature and actually mount our girl duck?
how old are they?
He is around 10 months old. The duck is 7 months and has been laying for two months or so. She started fairly young.
at that age i would think that he is able to reproduce now
Definitely old enough to mate, especially if she is laying eggs.
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.
he may be mating and you just have not caught him in the act yet
Dont they go at it quite often though? Surely we would have noticed?
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.