Female duck "mating" another female??????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GermanChick, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I have a case of gender identity crisis?????
    Yesterday I saw my female white layer duck mating my female indian runner in the pond. She almost drowned that poor thing!!!!
    Both are definitely female, no doubts about that. I have two drakes and my white layer is definitely not one, she is the loudest quaker and has no drake feather. What's going on?????????
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Nah, that's fairly common, especially in flocks without drakes. Although you say you have one, so...I don't know. XD
     
  3. PeggiB

    PeggiB Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 ducks, 1 drake. They are 22 weeks old today. The 2 females try to mate on a daily basis with the drake looking on. I think they are trying to show him the ropes..Poor guy doesn't know what to do..
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Funny post
     
  5. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Or maybe he just likes to watch! XD
     
  6. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 2014 that's perfectly acceptable. Treat them normal, because they are :p
     
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  7. owly

    owly Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same reaction when my two mallards started "mating." XD It seems to have stopped now, either because they're much older or they realized how weird it is, but the only problem with this situation was that my ducks would mess up each other's feathers. :(
     
  8. DuckyAnji

    DuckyAnji Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine two girls do this too!! And they do "it" when I come home. Pippy will bob her head and then Bonnie will climb atop and nearly drown Pippy. It's bizarre!!
     
  9. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female ducks will look like they are 'mating' but it might be a display for dominant.. Generally the weaker of the 2 will be on the bottom and the stronger on the top.
     
  10. mandabach

    mandabach Out Of The Brooder

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    My four month old Anconas seem to be all girls because of their voices. They all have very strong female quacks. I was sure about them being females, even though they would sort of climb on each other when one of them would get down low and seductive-like. [​IMG]

    But today, not only did Jerry climb up on Pippin in the pool, but Jerry's tail came down and Pippin's came up and it really seemed like they were mating.

    When females pretend mate does it really go this far?
     

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