My weird ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mirandaleecon, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have several questions and I just got lucky enough to catch these weird behaviors in one video. First, is it normal for a female to mount another female? I could swear they are both female, I have seen my male mount both of them!
    Second, my khaki cambell does this weird head bob to the side, like she is looking down and to the right, over and over again. My pekin does it sometimes too but I don't know if she is just imitating the other...
    And lastly, my pekin is super clumsy. I know they have a reputation for that but this seems extreme. She will just be floating in the pool and flip head first will her tail in the air until she can right herself. Is this normal? Well this video shows all three, I was actually just trying to get the clumsy swiming when the khaki hopped on the pekin. The first time I've seen that...
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  2. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm I guess I can't upload video...any ideas on how to do that?
     
  3. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The head bobbing thing is excitement/ flirting.
    My Pekin hens will do that when I show up with dinner and in the spring they will do it to flirt with my male.
    From what I've seen, in the absence of a male, hens will indeed do mounting behavior.

    Try loading your video to youtube first then posting link here using the video link above the reply box.
     
  4. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird ducks:

    Got it, thank you!
     
  5. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on the weird flip over the the pekin is doing in the water?
     
  6. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks normal to me. In fact everything you have described sounds like normal duck behavior. The head bobbing is usually a mating call and it is totally normal for females to mount females. The weird flapping does seem strange to me. Mind will do the same and they are just getting their heads and upper body wet without diving in.
     
  7. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, when she does it, it's different than the other ducks. Almost like she is trying to regain her balance. Here is a better video of her doing the flip and the flappy thing... Duck flip:
     

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