We got six ducklings (two Pekins, 4 Rouens) this spring and just recently we've been able to determine that we have three male Rouens, 1 female Rouen and the Pekins are a male/female pair. I first discovered a problem when the male Pekin seemed to have "claimed" the female Rouen. He would get pretty vicious with the other males, chasing and biting them and holding them under water before chasing them out of the pool. We leave them to roam our property during the day and confine them at night, however, my other problem is that the Rouens fly really well and are always out by morning. Anyway, now it looks like one of the male Rouens has won over the female Rouen so the other two males have been ousted. The pair of Pekins and the pair of Rouens (everybody following this? lol!) seem to have grouped together and the other pair of males just hang out together sometimes with, sometimes without the others. I know the Rouens are not fully mature yet and I'm wondering how having so many males to females is going to work once they are mature. Will I have to house them separately? Will I have to get rid of any of them? We're very attached to them and I hate to have to get rid of any. My other concern is that the Rouens can fly so well. I've been encouraged to clip their wings. Is that necessary? Would the two males without mates fly away in search of females? (There is a pond in a field across the road with wild ducks.) Right now the four of them will fly way above the trees and circle our property several times before coming back and they've never landed anyplace off our property (yet). Any suggestions are appreciated!