Broody ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by twunker, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. twunker

    twunker Songster

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    Do wood ducks go broody?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Yes
     
  3. Does Pekin ducks?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Pekins can go broody but many of them do not. That quality has not been a focus for the breed.
     


  5. Okay, so if a pekin female hatched eggs, and raised them would that mean the offspring could have a hi chance on going broody?
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    That's a good question. I personally would think that known broodies would be more likely to produce better broodies but that's not necessarily a guarantee. Broodiness is also determined by hormones.
     

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