Ducks are "forgetting" they are girls.....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by froggie71, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

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    So we have 8 ducks and a drake. I've recently posted that our drake was attacked twice by our guinea. Anyway since we've had our drake recuperating inside (We let him out for visits with the girls) to keep him away from our male guinea, we have 2 girls that have begun to act like our drake. We have found 2 of our girls, usually the Indian runner, but once caught a Khaki, mounting the other girls. [​IMG] Is this something anyone else has encountered?
     
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

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    I have a blue Swedish duck that will sometimes mount my two other ducks...even when the drake is right beside them. My daughter asks me why and I have no clue. I get 3 eggs a day, so I know they are all girls lol.
     
  3. headred

    headred Songster

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    My hens do the same thing. I just call them bi-sexual :)
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

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    Its a dominance issue. My two female dogs do the same thing.

    Laurie
     
  5. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

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    My girls do it too...Even when I had 2 drakes and 2 females...Then got 2 more females they still did it...They are silly!!
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It's a pecking order thing. The "queen" duck mounts the subordinates to remind them she is in charge.

    Lana (buff) used to do it to Chrissy (runner) all the time. The funny thing is, she always submitted for Lana, but she WOULD NOT submit to the drake. So for Lana, it was a dominance issue, but for Chrissy, well, she prefers girls... [​IMG]
     

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