Rooster Mating Duck????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cricket, May 27, 2007.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket In the Brooder

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    Today... I caught my barred rock rooster on top of my duck. I "think" he was trying to mate her... I don't think he hurt her at all, I just didn't understand why he was on top of her and bouncing.

    Any suggestions, similar experiences??

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  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

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    cricket, yes I've heard of this quite often, although a fertile egg and normal hatch isn't possible. Chickens take 21 days to hatch, while ducks take 28 days, making enough difference to matter. Hope this made sense?

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  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    The rooster just needed to mate and the duck was handy.

    Not only hatch times, but totally different breeds/species would make it impossible for a fertilization to take place. Ain't never gonna happen. No way no how. [​IMG]
     
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  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    You mean that isn't how we ended up with Chickenduck???[​IMG]
     
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  5. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

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    He he he he he!! My roos have never mated with my duck, but boy has she tried to get them to!!!! I swear my duck is just plain weird!! Course she is the only adult duck right now, cant wait till the Babies grow up, so she will once again be a normal duck![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. soccerguy17

    soccerguy17 In the Brooder

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    u will be surprised with what a rooster will try to mate with i once caught my rooster ontop of a stuffed dog toy:eek:[​IMG]
     
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  7. Cricket

    Cricket In the Brooder

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    Thanks all!

    Woooo... I was beginning to wonder! LOL!!!

    So he's a normal randy thing... got it! ^_^

    Cricket
     
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