Mallard Q's

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sparrow hawk, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. sparrow hawk

    sparrow hawk Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 3 juvenile mallards in a Pekin trade at the local feed store and was wondering what anyones experience is in regards to breeding them out. Two of them are male, their colors came in, and one female. Should I barter away the extra male or find him a new home? Or will the extra male not inhibit mating? I am going to be building a seperate pen for them since my drake Pekin keeps beating them up.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Oooh three guys and a girl. I think you need to keep the Pekin drake separate, as he might be able to kill the duck. And yes, I would look into rehoming one of the mallard drakes.

    I hope you can upload some photo's before too long.
     
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  3. sparrow hawk

    sparrow hawk Out Of The Brooder

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    There are other Pekin females, just the one mallard female though. For some reason the drake pekin is just plain ol mean.
     
  4. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either way, a Pekin drake could injure the Mallard duck if he tries to mate with her because of the BIG size difference. Good choice on a separate pen. I would either get more Mallard ducks or re-home the extra drake.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Advice to be heeded! Well said.
     

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