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Can muscovy ducks go lesbian?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hemixrawrs, May 15, 2016.

  1. hemixrawrs

    hemixrawrs Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got two female muscovy ducks that have been together since birth and they don't have a male mate, I just noticed one of my muscovy stepping on the other while in their pond.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Waterfowl are known to 'mate' with another same sex flock member if they don't have opposite sex flock members to mate with. Ducks especially really don't care and even if they do have an opposite sex mate, sometimes they still make the attempt with a same sex flock mate anyway. I used to have just two male ducks and they tried to mate all the time until I got females. Same with my geese; I currently have no adult ganders and the females were 'mating' with each other all spring.
     
  3. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard such a sill topic! No. They cannot-As far as I've heard. If one was a male and one was a female it might be a different story. But its not.
    It might be a form of Dominance or one female saying "Hey im top round here!" I wouldn't worry [​IMG]
     
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

     

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