Is it okay to get a pair of male ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by james408, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. james408

    james408 New Egg

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    Is it okay to get a pair of male ducks as opposed to getting a single duck? If it's just two, will they fight?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    My original ducks were both male. They live fine together.
     
  3. james408

    james408 New Egg

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    They won't try to mate with each other or anything, will they? lol
     
  4. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two male pekins and a wild male hooded merganser that hangs out.
    They all get along fabulously!

    Course if there were any females, I have no idea if it would be a different story.
    I just had Ben to begin with and he seemed so lonely. Wouldn't even get in the water. So then we brought home Jmatt and Ben was so excited to have a buddy!
    They are inseparable!

    Over the spring/summer, Dos (the hooded merganser) started hanging out with the boys. He's here all the time now.
    It's a boys club!
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Are you getting them as adults or babies?? It may be better to get them as young as possible rather than a year or two old and having lived with females for that time. I have a batchelor pad for some of my excess drakes- and they all get along fine but have not lived with females since they were juveniles.
     
  6. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Women make them crazy [​IMG] Oh btw love your WHs duckyfromoz.Love Australia went twice for two weeks each time 92&97 in " CANS" AS yall say
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Same sex ducks may mount each other. It is a dominance thing. No worries.
     
  8. chikky

    chikky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first 2 calls were males. In the spring, they practiced mating behaviors with each other [​IMG], but that passed and all was good. Overall, they got along well.
     
  9. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Quote:Very true- but I think thats universal across all species isnt it??? [​IMG]


    Thanks destinduck. I am breeding now for my own keepers for next year and cant wait for them to be a little older to see how they start to feather up. And yes "Cans" is gorgeous. My dad lives there, apart from the humidity - its simply gorgeous . Although I was disappointed the first time I visited to find the coastline in the township is all mangroves- But a short drive does take you to some very nice beaches. Green island is well worth the day trip to visit as well.
     

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