Help! We have four Pekin ducks, 2 males and 2 females. From early on after hatching, they seemed to single out one of the females. Often sat 3 together and left the same female alone (but close by) to sit by herself. they all got along but always grouped up 3 and 1. Then we started to see the mating begin but only one female seems to be chosen (from what we see). However, now I'm not so sure that they are mating but in fact jumping on her and pecking her (one male seems to be responsible for all of it). This poor one female "Pom-Pom" is really getting a beating. She is missing A LOT of feathers on the back of her neck and is so disheveled and nervous (rightly so because she is attacked many, many times a day - and lord knows what happens at night time). I am actually concerned for her life. Poor Pom-Pom.