I had a pair of mallard that I raised last spring. Something ate the male a few months ago and I have tried to replace him but have lost both the full grown ones I've bought. Was wondering if a female mallard is ok by herself. My silkie rooster seems to have taken to her ( and even tries to breed with her) she has definitely calmed down and seems ok alone but I wasn't sure if come spring I should try to replace her mate again. She basically thinks the rooster is her mate now but is that too strange to allow!?