This is my first year having ducks. I have 2 Rouens , ( that turned out NOT to be FULL rouens afterall ), an 1 Pekin. They were born May 2011. We watched them grow, we studied all we could about ducks , what they SHOULD look like, and , of course, how to tell Drakes from Ducks. As they matured, NONE of the ducks ever grew " Drake Feathers ", and all 3 ducks sounded the same, i.e. none of them seemed to quack like a Drake should. 1 of the Rouens has a solid white collar and TOTALLY brown, with just a little turquoise The other Rouen is exactly the same as the other, Except she doesnt have the white collar. Hmmm? I thought Rouens, especially the drakes, should have Green heads and look quite a bit like Mallards. Ok, fast forward to when the started laying. We are getting 3 eggs daily.. The Pekin is definitely a female. Now, heres my question.. I have a " Chicken Cam " set up in their house, and hooked up so I can check in on them either through my computer, or the TV. Last night I observed something interesting and was up most of the night watching . While my Pekin was sitting on the nest laying her egg, the Rouen, who I suspected is a Drake, was Laying ACROSS the Pekin , kind of like holding her down As I watched, the rouen then would occasionally " push her " off the nest , then he appeared to do what the other 2 do sometimes, he would stretch his neck out and around himself , picking up wood chips and straw, and Strategically place them around the nest and under himself , while still sitting for about 2 more hours. Im never able to actually watch him/her lay an egg. So, either my 2 rouens are female, and along with the Pekin, explains why I get 3 eggs a day, or my 1 "known" rouen is laying 2 eggs daily. Is that possible ??? And, do Drakes " assist " in " Setting on eggs ? Im looking forward to your thoughts !