Racist Drake???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kstes347, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. kstes347

    kstes347 In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2011
    Grass Valley, CA
    We have 4 ducks- 3 ladies and one little butt head drake, Harvey. We've noticed that he attacks our Welsh Harlequin, but is totally fine with the other two (Khaki Campbell and Golden 300). I assumed it was just due to pecking order, since our Welsh is the most timid of the girls, but my husband insists that Harvey is racist since our Welsh is white and the other girls are brown! Is that even possible??

    He won't let her get in the swimming pool with the rest of them and when she lets him mate, he just bites her neck, he doesn't even get on her back. It's like all he wants to do is hurt her.

    Any suggestions/experience with this? should we just start covering her in mud? I appreciate any input, thanks!


  2. Chiko

    Chiko Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    That's so sad. I've never had ducks do this but I did have a rooster hate one specific hen. He beat her almost to death and we finally just had to sell the rooster.

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