Stupid Question #2

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how will you know if a male is trying to mate with a female.
    my duck i think is trying to mate because he runs towards the other ducks(younger ducks) randomly(unexpected) but doesnt bite the neck and stuff he just runs and i think the other ducks reject him by opening their mouth and then he gets scared.
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    if he's trying to mate, he'll usually climb on them. Sounds like he's just is working out his status in the flock.
     
  3. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how did/do you know?(just wondering)
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    That is how fowl mate, male on top of female.
     
  5. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yehh but mine doesnt go on top he just runs (even if they are close) to the other ducks
    i think he doesnt know how to mate is that possible?
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he? They will start to fight over dominance before they start to mate. I suppose it's possible a guy could be born with some sort of mixed-up genes missing the mating instinct, but it seems unlikely to me. Mating is purely instinctual in ducks and when he gets his breeding hormones it will be quite obvious. In the mean time, he's just figuring out his place in life. [​IMG]
     
  7. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the male duck is 6 months the other ducks is 4 months i think
    i bought a female duck but im not sure the age is he is trying to follow her
    and is move his head up and down i know it means its trying to do mating but he
    just doesnt grab the neck and go on top of her
    and every time he runs to the other ducks he spills the water UGH! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

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