...today I saw a rooster mating with a duck! I've already seen roosters mating with hens, drakes mating with ducks, ganders mating with geese, guinea cocks mating with guinea hens. I've seen ducks and drakes in all sorts of configurations in the pool, two duck hens together, even triple-decker duck sandwiches with two duck hens and a drake, or two drakes and a duck hen. I once saw a rooster mating with the remaining guinea hen. There are ten roosters in the Dinner Theater pen, ten roosters without any hens to keep them otherwise occupied. I have them free-ranging all day so I don't have to give them as much feed, they're supposed to be hunting up most of their own food. I guess they still find they have time on their hands (wings? feet?) and this afternoon I was surprised to see one rooster mating with a Khaki Campbell duck hen! The rooster is a big Cuckoo Marans and I don't think the duck could have gotten away if she wanted to. She wasn't making a lot of noise in protest, but afterwards kept shaking & shaking her tail feathers and re-combing her back feathers with her bill. I know that chickens & guineas can mate & produce live (but sterile) offspring. What about chickens & ducks? What would you call them? Chucks? Dickens?