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cute/odd behavior of call drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chooniecat, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recieved a call drake recently(only have 1 other duck-a W H female) and he was running with the chickens begging for food and tilted his head then jumped at one of the hens tail feathers.She set him straight. LOOKED cute but I wonder if it was mating behavior or what?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sounds like aggression to me. I had a mean drake who would do that to other new birds.
     
  3. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only noticed such behavior this evening so will keep an eye on him. Fortunately he's tiny and the hens can take care of themselves.
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew a wild mallard who used to jump on a Muscovy's back when the Muscovy was getting fed. It's kinda like a was jelaous and wanted to be fed first. It was kinda cute, but that Muscovy could have really hurt him if he wanted to. Fortunately, the little mallard was mostly ignored or as soon as the Muscovy turned his head toward him, he moved away.
     

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