Question about pairing off ducks....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So when people usually but calls, they buy them in pairs, well, would it hurt say if you got 10 call ducks and 5 were boys, and 5 were girls. Would the ladies get hurt/over bred? Thanks!
     
  2. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I could be completely misinformed but I was told ducks mate for life so I'm thinking that if they pair off right, there shouldn't be any problems....
     
  3. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
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    Never herad of ducks mating for life? But I only have 1 male Call in with 5 girls, and 2 Drake Muscovy in with 6 girls.
     
  4. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:LoL see? Misinformed, I was [​IMG] I can't say I was told that by a very smart person but one never knows...
     
  5. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although my drakes have favorites and they do form bonds, drakes are usually quite randy and willing to mate most anything and the girls are pretty accepting.

    However, with the call ducks that people are buying in pairs, I suspect they are putting them in individual pens, so that each pair is separated. When there is one drake with one duck, he doesn't have the competition pressure and its not so hard on the duck. A group of boys seems to egg each other on. I don't have any trouble separating out a pair or a trio, the drake doesn't get so excited and they do fine. (I don't have calls though, if that makes any difference.)
     
  6. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LoL see? Misinformed, I was [​IMG] I can't say I was told that by a very smart person but one never knows...

    Well I believe there are some breeds that keep the same partner for life, maybe mandrin ducks... But most breeds are not that way, I would put 1 drake with up to 6 females but smaller groups of 1 male and 1-2 females are good also. Not as much stress on the drake to take care of his ladies if there are less females and no other males.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Our breeder calls are split up by color and kept in pairs and trios. No over breeding as they are in their own small 1 drake groups.
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LoL see? Misinformed, I was [​IMG] I can't say I was told that by a very smart person but one never knows...

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    only wood ducks and mandarins will mate for life, not domestic ducks, they grab any they can at anytime they feel the moments right [​IMG]
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Just thought I would ask. Thanks!
     

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