Mating practice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by billw, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. billw

    billw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our two drakes are trying to figure out the birds and the bees. They don't appear very successful thus far. There are a couple of willing females. They climb up on their backs, but not even close to on-target, trample their partner for a little while, and then wander off to look for bugs.

    That is, unless the female that we have dubbed "cranky prude" catches on. If she sees either of the drakes making a move, she quacks really loudly and leads five other females to peck at the drake. General duck drama ensues and they run around the enclosure quacking and flapping their wings until they forget what all the fuss was about.

    Ducks are funny.
     
  2. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are hilarious!
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of the drakes are real klutzes. Especially the large breeds.

    He will eventually get it figured out.
     
  4. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is hilarious!!! Mine are still babies (month old), but this actually makes me think of a question.. Do ducks care about breed? I mean if I end up with a drake mallard and have two female pekins and a female Cayuga - will he try to breed with them? I know my pekins are females, but my Cayuga and mallard are still unknowns. Don't mean to hyjack a thread - I'll create a new one if you prefer :)
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will still breed them more the likely
     
  6. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's my understanding ducks care about breeds about as much as a dog or a cat would [​IMG]
     
  7. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks very much. I'd love to raise a few ducklings, but of course it would be nicer if I just happened to get all gals and had duck eggs to sell! :)
     

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