Peacock trying to mount duck?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by CrazyFowlFreak, May 23, 2010.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
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    Is this something that happens normally? He was a year old in January. Same with the hen. But the peacock has been stalking one of my ducks, not the peahen. Following her around all.day.long, and then trying to jump on her back, walking sort of sideways and giving her the side eye. Any insight? He's currently in the time-out cage because I was afraid he'd hurt her.
     
  2. sgtmck1

    sgtmck1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want some of those eggs
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL!

    Is he walking sideways before jumping on her? Tail not up and spread? That's simple aggression. If the duck was dominant over them, he may have recently won a fight with her and is bossing her around now. If she wasn't, it's possible she did something that got him excited.. such as she snapped at him or did something out of ordinary.

    Males almost always have their tails up and spread before any mating attempt. They do not stalk n' chase like roosters do for mating purposes.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes peacock do display for the hens, then when she stay near him ,he will mate with her. Peahens can get out of the way if not ready. Not like a rooster that rapes the hens..
     
  5. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My rooster too rapes the chickens.. and the turkeys... and what ever he can get...

    what can I say... males are males...
     
  6. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
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    Yeah, there's no tail involvement. She (the duck) gets all puffed up and quacks like a freak. The ducks did pick on him for the longest time. [​IMG] He must've finally got enough gumption to fight back.
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Exactly. [​IMG] He will taper off on chasing her as long as she doesn't puff up and hiss at him anymore. If she does it again.. it's ON all over again.
     

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