Okay, so I don't post a WHOLE lot, but I do lurk and I've posted my fair share. Having said all that, please indulge me in some back ground info for those who don't remember me or are unfamilar with my particulars. I gave 8 Pekins. Four drakes and four hens. Free range all day on our 5 acre lake in the middle of 80 acres. One of my drakes, Jmatt, thinks he's a goose so he hangs with the Canada geese that pass through or by himself, only showing up to have anything to do with the flock at dinner time. So I kind of factor him out of the equation. He's the oldest at about 3 years old. Then I have drakes Tweety, Taz and Ming Ming. The hens are Largo, Montego, Ginger and MaryAnn. All of these are about 9-10 mths old. Tweety, Taz, Largo and Montego were all raised together from about 3-4 weeks old. Ming Ming came later but fit right in. Ginger and MaryAnn are recent additions but have also melted right in to the flock. Soooooo I said all that to say this: Recently Tweety and Taz (drakes) have separated from the flock and just become a flock of two staying by their selves leaving Ming Ming with all the ladies. Is it unusual for a flock that has been cohesive for 9 months to suddenly have two decide they prefer to be together and away from the rest of the flock? They all show up at home PROMPTLY at 5pm quacking for me to come feed them.