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Extremely Bizarre Duck Behavior....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Brian Rinaldi, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Brian Rinaldi

    Brian Rinaldi Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2014
    Trumbull, CT
    If I didn't see it I wouldn't believe it!

    I have 3 female, five month old American Buff ducks that have been exhibiting mating rituals. I witnessed one on the bottom, flattened out with one above holding it neck sown under water, with the third duck on top of the second duck. Three ducks on top of each other in a row, supposedly female... Is this typical behavior? There is so much mating like behavior going on throughout the day that I am questioning the sex of the ducks.
  2. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2013
    Central Coast, CA
    In the absence of males, and sometimes even with, ducks will mate with other ducks. Drakes will mate with other drakes and I've even seen a goose try to mate with a chicken ! That one didn't work out so well and had I not been there to rescue the poor chickie it would have probably ended badly for her. Anyway, the thing is, the urge to mate and create more of the species is so strong in some animals that the actual gender of the other is not that important. It's actually quite a common occurrence.
  3. Brian Rinaldi

    Brian Rinaldi Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2014
    Trumbull, CT
    Thank you for the reply max, im new to the whole duck thing so i was unaware
  4. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2014

    The mating habits of ducks amazes me as much as their rapid growth from ducklings to big ducks. I wonder if the two are related, lol. We got rid of all drakes but one and I still have to chase him off some of the girls.

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