For those of you who know my Pekin pair know that Felix has always been a gentleman to Flossy... however, here lately I feel like he may be over doing it. They only mate in water, & up until recently only would mate once in the mornings when I let them out & put fresh water in their outside pool. I noticed Flossy has been missing some feathers on her neck & her poof on her head (it's not a big crest, it's mostly feathers) so I took their pools out of their pin. Now I have found a place on her back, where I'm thinking he is standing.. that is missing feathers all the way to the skin. The only explanation is he is over mating her. What can I do?? Other than split them up? Because they are tight! & they freak out if the other isn't right there! But I'm scared he's really over doing it, plus he is ALOT bigger than her. Any recommendations? I try to supervise as much as possible, but...I can't all the time. Granted this is his first "grown up" mating season... I'm thinking that has something to do with the change. Also Flossy doesn't let him all the time, she stands up for herself & he will leave her alone if she does. Should I let them sort it out? Or do I need to do something? Help!!!