One male one female duck

April and Andy

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Hey guys! My two ducks are finally to that age where I can confidently gender them, Andy is definitely a boy and April is definitely a girl. Is this okay? They are Cayuga ducks, and getting another duck is not an option in my space. I got them for eggs, and one of them just was mistakenly a male I suppose. They have been together since birth and are imprinted on each other and do everything together but I am nervous about only having one of each. I understand it’s ideal to have more females to one male, but because that’s not an option I’m not really sure what to do. Rehoming them would absolutely break my heart as well.
 

Duck mommy 2019

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i would either get a few more girls or rehome one of them. you could definitely find a nice home for the girl, but drakes are harder. if you keep the drake and get him another drake friend they won’t fight since they have no girls.
 

Weeg

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I would leave them together unless you notice Andy is hard on April. If he is over mating her then you could consider rehoming her or him. Otherwise your best bet is to get at least one more female. Good luck,Avery
 

April and Andy

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May 13, 2020
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I would leave them together unless you notice Andy is hard on April. If he is over mating her then you could consider rehoming her or him. Otherwise your best bet is to get at least one more female. Good luck,Avery
What signs should I look for with over mating?
 

Weeg

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Loss of feathers on April’s, neck and back, from him mating her and pulling out feathers. And any loud commotion., because of him casing her around the run, trying to mount her. Good luck! I hope there good together and don’t need rehoming!
 

April and Andy

In the Brooder
May 13, 2020
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Loss of feathers on April’s, neck and back, from him mating her and pulling out feathers. And any loud commotion., because of him casing her around the run, trying to mount her. Good luck! I hope there good together and don’t need rehoming!
Thanks so much!!
 

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