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Has anyone ever seen this happen with a Drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PlumTuckered, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    Earlier today one of my Drakes was topping one of the girls, this is the first time we've seen this Drake in action. When he was finished he walked around shaking his tushy and there was what looked like a strip of pinky flesh hanging from his vent. After about 2 minutes of him shaking his tush it was no longer showing. I've never seen this happen with our other Drake. Both Drakes are "supposed" to be the same age, however this one didn't get his curled feather until 3 weeks after the other one, some days his curl lays flat and he looks like one of the girls. He's the most timid of all the ducks even though he's the biggest in size. He's such a sweet laid back fella. These are Pekins by the way.


  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    It sounds like he prolapsed his boy bits. Birds expose those parts for mating, and it didn't retract like it should I can't help you much beyond that other than to tell you that it can be serious. Do a search on it. Hopefully someone else can help you more than me. I think you separate him from the hens for a while so he doesn't get worse.
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Yes it happens fairly often, it is the drake equivelent of an erection. I'm not going to get graphic because of the readership on these boards, but some times it retracts as soon as he has finished, sometimes they wag their tails to get the blood flowing out of the organ. As long as it retracts in a short period it should be considered as normal. a prolaps is like the famous line from the Viagra commercial: seek medical help if the errection lasts more than four hours. If your boy shows much of this behavior he should be isolated ducks being what they are they might take a nip, ruining him as a breeder or even death due to the blood loss.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I also just saw this for the first time the other day... He was fine though. It went back in...
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Sounds completely normal. It takes a minute or two to retract. Nothing to worry about.
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Yup--normal. Mine does it too. Be concerned if it doesn't retract in a short period of time, but otherwise--no problem.
  7. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    Thank you SO much Ladies! I saw it happen again this morning, however this time it retracted much faster.
    Right now my ducks are all playing in the rain out in the pasture, those boogers tickle the daylights out of me!


  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Yep. My younger biys and really old boys all like to "show their stuff" every now and then. It just sort of hangs there till their hormones go down and then its back into hiding.

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