Duckens???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mcfarlandteresa, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. mcfarlandteresa

    mcfarlandteresa Songster

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    Mar 24, 2008
    McAlester, Oklahoma
    I have never heard of this and never seen it but my rooster who I call Boss is mating with my duck.[​IMG] Is this normal????[​IMG] Me and my husband nearly fell out of the chair when we saw this. :thAnd they hang around together like they are a couple. The duck follows the rooster all over the yard. Any input on this little situation would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. i don't know too much about ducks, but if i remember right from whatever grade they taught it to me in, are monogomous and will pick a mate for life. Not sure if it is all sucks but i am pretty sure the mallards do. On the other hand if you get some duckens i would sure love to see one of those. [​IMG] PS. where i get all those cool smileys at?
     
  3. mcfarlandteresa

    mcfarlandteresa Songster

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    Hello! Got my smileys from the right side on my reply page. Man if that duck starts laying eggs I'm gonna flip out![​IMG] I just assumed it was a he and we call him top knot. He's a black and white crested. He's (she's) so pretty. Believe me if I get eggs I'm gonna post it for sure. This would only happen at my house! LOL!
     
  4. thank you very much and if it is a he then you got your work cut out for you. What would a person call a male duck that enjoys the company of a rooster anyway?[​IMG]
     
  5. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    If it's a male, it should have a curled tail feathers(4+months old). Females start to lay eggs around 8 months old, but will lay with or without a male. I don't think these species can produce offspring, they can mate, but her eggs won't be fertile. Although someone posted a picture of a guinea and chicken mix, unless it was a joke [​IMG]
     
  6. that is a very pretty polish i hope mine stays the way she is. I am not going to breed her or anything but i will keep her she is great to look at.[​IMG]
     
  7. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    can you hear me now? :

    that is a very pretty polish i hope mine stays the way she is. I am not going to breed her or anything but i will keep her she is great to look at.[​IMG]

    That hen is my favorite girl! She is only about a year old. I would love to see pictures of yours. Is it a silver laced?​
     
  8. Yes she is and she is beautiful, I hope you don't mind me putting a picture on your post but here goes.

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  9. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    She's pretty! She has nice lacing in her top hat [​IMG]
     
  10. lol she is a little ruffled up right now but yes she does. got her not very long ago and still strying to get her to be friendly but i am patient she just needs human intervention.
     

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