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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover2399, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. nancy4

    nancy4 New Egg

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    Hello fellow runner lovers I'm new to this sight I have a question that I would love to hear your ideas . I rescued two beautiful runners 2 years ago from a lady that got bored of them past the cute fluffy duckling stage . So we brought them home to our little "farm" they turned out to be both male which is causing huge problems as the keep trying to mate each other :( now I really don't want to rehome either of them as I love them both but sadly unless I can think of a way to stop this I'm going to need to swap one of my boys for a lady as I have only addiquate space for two HELP x
     
  2. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a tough one. I've never kept more than 1 drake here because of the fighting so I hope someone else can help.

    Chris
     
  3. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the new babies

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    Chris
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  5. qwackers

    qwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww they are gorgeous.

    Hi Nancy, I have a kind of similar situation. I have 4 females and 4 males. I have them grouped separately. 3 adults - 1 Cayuga male and 2 females Aylesbury and their daughter. Then the runners I hatched, 3 boys 2 girls. The runner boys are fine with each other and I don't think they particularly mind the cayuga male but when you let them all out together the cayuga aggressively tries to mate with the boys and the girls. Like you I don't want to get rid of any but I know I am wayyyyy over my male to female ratio. I'm not sure what to do either. If only there was a way to stop ducks wanting to get jiggy!
     
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  6. Ninashatchery

    Ninashatchery Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to be a member!!.... I am a proud momma to a fawn and white Indian runner duck.
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  7. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a little cutie. Chris
     
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  8. lgyure85

    lgyure85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So just to make absolutely certain I have my 5 sexed correctly (they're about 9 weeks old) before I name them. Males make a similar noise to the ducklings, and the females are the only ones that can make the loud "quacking," right? If this is true I have 4 ducks and 1 drake (which would be AWESOME!). I am off work tomorrow (finally!) so I should be able to get some pics of my big babies. They grew up so fast!!!
     
  9. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, only the girls can quack. I was just noticing that my older 2 babies are girls. Still not sure on the 3 younger ones but I'll know in a couple more weeks. Poor Clyde has been separated for a couple weeks now and all he does is pace the fence trying to get back in with his girlfriend, but I know the minute he gets back in there he's going to try to mate the older 2 again :mad:

    Chris
     
  10. qwackers

    qwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww poor deprived ducky!

    Welcome Nina, cute babies!
     

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