Pekins Personality

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JessHall, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. JessHall

    JessHall Heavenly Hollow Ranch

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    Can anyone tell me the temperament of Pekin ducks? Do they easily fly? I want a duck to keep a Mallard company but I'd like a little variety. I have a 2 year old son, so I don't need anything aggressive. All the store near us carries is Pekins and Mallards. Any thoughts?
     
  2. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I have one pekin and he doesn't fly.. he is good natured and lives with my mallards and goose
     
  3. snewman

    snewman Songster

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    Mine seem pleasant enough. They never fly, and are more timid than aggressive. They have certainly never been aggressive with a person. My older drake has taken issue with a young drake a couple of times, but nothing serious.
     
  4. ExpLo721

    ExpLo721 In the Brooder

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    My pekin was quite aggressive, but only when he was held. When he was by himself, he kept to himself.
     

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