Bobbing head

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Luvmyducks, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my female ducks bobs her head at me every time she sees me. What is she trying to say?? [​IMG]

    They are about 4 months old now.
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks do it when they are flirting with each other.
     
  3. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have only seen her do this to me so far....is she flirting with ME? [​IMG]
     
  4. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they are imprinted, yes, she is courting you.

    Clint
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yep a sort of muffled cackle and head bob often off to one side is courtship displays in most all domestic ducks, she likes you sounds like
     
  6. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Male Hottentot makes a 5-clicking sound when i usually am heading into their cage. He stretches his head straight up and makes a very soft "click-click-click-click-click" sound and his feathers on top of his head look like little hairs standing up and poofed out.

    then he relaxes.

    Usually he will do this 1 to 3 times, when i am bringing food or just walking by.


    Is this the same thing or is that something different?


    The female has not done this before. She just makes a little screeching quack somtimes when she is in the birdbath.
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yep that's a hottentot courtship, they and many of the teal will do a head to butt flex/snap and chirp/peep sound at once too
     

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