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My gander is "courting" me

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by catnip, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. catnip

    catnip Songster

    Mar 27, 2008
    My American Buff pair are less than one year old. But, it's coming into breeding season and the gander is "courting" me. The goose isn't laying yet, but I've seen the pair trying the figure out the whole how does this mating thing work.

    In the mean time, he's very, shall we say, affectionate when i enter their area. The whole head dunking in the water dance and often times trying to seduce me by running his bill up and down my legs & bumping into me to keep constant contact. I usually ignore him and go about my business. That works after a few minutes and he's back to his normal self. But it's taking longer as the days get warmer for him to back off

    So, any advice gow to discourage him? Or do I just ignore his courting.[​IMG]

  2. Doesnt seem like you can do much, unless you want to be mean to him..

    But im sure once him and his gal get a hang of it, he wont be too interested in you anymore
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I have one that is in love with me too. He especially gets amorous when I fill up the pool. He likes to stand under the water and have me splash it all over him.

    He gets all excited jumps out of the pool and tries to crawl up my legs and it's hilarious.....

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