Mute swan male turns aggressive towards female

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by tonini3059, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    For some reason today my male mute keeps chasing off the female. When I cam home from work I noticed her sitting in the woods. I wasn't sure what what she was doing so when my husband came home he went to see if she had a nest (They are only 2) and she didn't. So he picked her up and carried her back down to the water and the male came over and chased her off. Any suggestions on why all of a sudden they aren't getting along?
     
  2. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One suggestion is to make sure they are in fact a pair we bought a pair of trumpenter swans several years back and the first year they were fine the second year they started to fight and after checking them they were both males. Hopefully this is not the case but just thought I would suddest it, I have learned it always pays to check anyone sexing swans can make a mistake.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    that would be my first question.... Are they DNA sexed, by you or a reliable breeder.
     
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Yeah they are both DNA sexed the male by me and the female by a good breeder. Last summer they were mating and early this year I saw them a few times so the sexes are correct. He just flipped on her.
     
  5. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I just wanted to post an update on this. The day the male attacked the female we moved her to the wild duck pen for the night and the better part of the next day. The next day we caught the male, put him in the basement and let the female go back on the pond. Two days later, which would be Sunday, we put him back out and they have been fine ever since, lets just hope it stays that way.
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Maybe she said something about his momma............... [​IMG] Hope all goes well.... [​IMG]
     
  7. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I separated them for a few days and took him off the pond and they are now back to be fine and courting....who knows silly birds
     

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