Pekin ducks mating behavior

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ptejhe, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. ptejhe

    ptejhe New Egg

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    Hi there~

    We have a breeding pair of Pekin ducks. They have been attempting to breed lately and our male will hop on her backwards. He head is at her tail. I don't know if this is a "newbie" thing or if it's because he only has 1 eye. We got him when he was a duckling and his eye was deformed. Everything else is in great working condition..:)

    Thank you!

    Tina
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and [​IMG]

    It might be a newbie thing, but are you sure you want to risk hatching duckings with deformities, if it's genetic in origin? That could be one tragic hatch, especially because their deformities won't necessarily stay at the level his stopped at, or express the same...

    I've had a few cockerels and other animals mount the wrong end, lol... They're generally not the sharpest tools in the shed, it's a bit of an extreme mistake to make. But, that's kind of hard to quantify, he might be alright given time.

    Best wishes.
     

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