Female Pekin Duck Mounting others????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fourpekinducks, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. fourpekinducks

    fourpekinducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have what I thought was 4 female pekins - I have 4 eggs every morning!

    We just recently one of them keeps mounting the others and bonking! lol??

    is this normal?
     
  2. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Yes, quite, my khaki campbell hens spent yesterday taking turns with each other in the pond. Not sure if it is a dominance thing or what, but perfectly normal.
     
  3. fourpekinducks

    fourpekinducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Phew! lol
     
  4. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, ducks of either gender are randy critters. If it doesn't bother you don't pay them any mind as long as you continue to get 4 eggs a day.

    Oddly I have a pair of magpie/black swedish (God only knows) mix hens who didn't lay at all last year and their voices started to get more of a "teenage boy voice crack" quack and they were mounting each other and my other females... Then I got a lot of boys from a neighbor to be processed, and of the 9 drakes I still have two left who make a job of makin ducklings with every girl they can. Since then my weird "butch" ducks have toned down their behavior, get male attention regularly and are back to laying regular.

    It's weird but I've seen lots of stories about female ducks who swap genders in life, hormones do strange things to birds.
     

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