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Drake with bad aim...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BirdBrain, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    So i ended up with 9 Welsh Harlequins...4 ducks and 5 drakes. I had just about decided which drake I wanted to keep when I noticed him mount a duck and then fall off as he was just getting going. His little cork screw never made contact...just shot out to the side. UMMM...is this just inexperience, or should I pick another drake?
     
  2. peepsandquacks

    peepsandquacks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess he just needs experience. Poor guy was prolly so embarrassed!
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor little guy!

    And yes its probably because hes young. My rouen drake did that all the time with the girls. But now he doesnt do that nearly as much. Heavy breeds tend to need water to do the deed. So once I put my rouens in the breeding pen I will need to get them a better pool. How old is your drake?
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Inexperience. They are rather clumsy at first. Isn't everyone? [​IMG]

    Also, it's more natural for ducks to breed in the water--attempts on land are more challenging. So it's no wonder it takes the poor guys a while to get the hang of it. He'll figure it out!
     
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    These ducks are from an April 18 hatch so they are about 5 months.
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Where did you get them?
     
  7. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Holderreads.
     

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