I apologize for the following strange question. My drake is climbing on the backs of my females. They are 7 months old. I know this is how they mate, but what I don't know, is he accomplishing what he has set out to do? He climbs on her, she lifts her tail, he lowers his and then he hops off. Is that it? No flowers or cigarettes? Do I have fertile eggs now? Some how I thought all this takes place in the spring and maybe Ollie is just practicing. Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks. p.s. I love smilies.