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mallard mate

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jayjay123, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. jayjay123

    jayjay123 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i got a pair of mallards the other day and was told they will mate for life but i was wondering if my other mallard hen will mate with my one drake or if she will just randomly mate with my other rouen,pekin,and mutt drakes.
     
  2. duck4u

    duck4u Out Of The Brooder

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    Only swans and sometimes goose, and parrots, mate for life.
    Ducks do not. I think pekins drakes will try to mate with a mallard hen since they're has been hybrids of mallard x pekin.
    I don't think she selects though, she will just mate with any random mallard/pekin (maybe) in breeding season.
    If a male tries to force himself on her, she will most likely try to run or even fly away, so its good to clip their wings too.
     
  3. jayjay123

    jayjay123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks What Do you think would happen if i put a rouen drake with a mallard hen.
     
  4. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekin and Rouen drakes are both much too big to be mating with a Mallard hen. Mallard drake with a pekin/rouen hen, no problem. But a Pekin and/or Rouen drake is much too big to be mating with a Mallard hen. That will result in injury or death to your hen. If you want a Pekin/Mallard cross, get a Pekin hen and a Mallard drake.
    And yes, your Mallard drake will mate with more than one duck; don't worry about that! Sometimes they will favor a duck (mine did!), but he'll show up when it counts and try to protect them from other drakes.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  5. jayjay123

    jayjay123 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
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