My female ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bullet, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to female ducks who are constantly mounting each other and I was wondering why. I have a male he isn't old enough to mate but they were doing it even before i got him. [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is an act of dominance.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Three possible reasons:

    1] It's a hormone driven behavior & it will stop when your male starts doing his thing.

    2] One of them is actually a male.

    **edited to remove irrelevant remark**
     
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  4. Bullet

    Bullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they diffrence they are both females, unless one is confused... they both lay eggs.
     
  5. Bullet

    Bullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Miss Prissy that's what I was thinking, just wanted to make sure.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Just establishing who is boss.

    Janet is my dominant female. She mounts the two others. Well she did until she hurt herself. We'll have to see how the pecking order is effected once she is done healing and goes back to the flock.
     

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