- Oct 10, 2008
I filled up my duck/goose pool a few minutes ago with clean water. I am usually too busy in the mornings to watch them swim, but since it is a weekend I stayed and watched. I have several different duck breeds and 2 different breeds of geese, I have 9 female ducks, 1 male duck, i gander, and 1 goose. Anyways, 1st my dominate White Chinese goose jumped in the pool with the two fawn & white Indian Runners. The gander (at least I am pretty sure it's a male) nibbled at the ducks a bit because he probably wanted the pool to himself,then the Black Indian runner jumped in , and things got a little odd. The Runner, a female, laid flat on the water in the submissive mating position. Then the gander grabbed on to her tail feathers and sat on her head!She started quaking and struggling, so I ran over there and they all tumbled out of the pool. They are only 14 weeks old, they are still babies, why are they trying to breed already? I have another goose, a Brown Chinese that I think is a female, so why is he mating with ducks anyway? Do you think he will injure or kill my ducks? Now I am a little worried and rather disturbed, if you know what I mean!