My first time with ducks so just assumed they were females as they were so cute when chicks (as some of you know i lost one at about a mth old) So was left with Quacker and 4 chickens. "she" is happy as with just being "her" and the chooks. Sitting out the back the other day i noticed Quacker pecking/nibbling at the back of Betty's (my first chicken) neck. Then Betty flattened out a little on the ground - which was weird cos she isn't bossy but she is dominant having been the first chicken/duck in this yard) and my first thought was - omg that looks just like a mating (or wanting to mate) pair of birds. So now here is my problem. Is Quacker a male ? And Am i going to have to get a female Muscovy so 'He' leaves the chickens alone (re mounting/mating) (as i have heard ducks mating with chickens can be harmful to chickens. Here is a pic of Quacker I have heard the curl in the tail feather is a sure sign it's a male, but it isnt always 'curling'