I've been combing the interwebs for hours looking for an answer to this question with no luck at all, so hopefully someone here can help. How aggressive are male Cayuga ducks towards females? I live on Cayuga lake and would like to start breeding Cayugas to sell to local people interested in chemical-free pest control (we will also be breeding a special kind of sheep that mows grass without harming trees and shrubs). Permaculture and other forms of alternative ag are huge around here, and everyone loves keeping it local, so I think I'll have a lot of takers. But reading about what prolific and forceful rapists some drakes are REALLY bothers me. There is no way I could watch that go on for very long; I'd have to dispatch the offender, and I'd rather not be put in that position since I don't enjoy killing things. The only reason I'm even considering letting a male near my females is because I've read anecdotal accounts of Cayuga males who are sweet towards females and even ones who pair-bond. However I'm a scientist and I'd like a bigger sample size than the two accounts of two individual birds I found buried in other forums on BYC before I make a decision, which has to be soon, as my order is shipping out March 16th and there are few Cayuga males available to add to it So far I have 4 Cayuga females and 2 wild flying mallard females. I have to order a minimum of two ducks, so the question is, should I get one male and one female, or two males? I want high fertilization rates but not at the cost of the health and safety of my girls. Thanks in advance for your help!!