When I bought my calls, it was a mother and 4 babies. The mother started changing colours immediately so I thought, she's a young bird. It became obvious at least 2 of the ducklings were drakes, one that looked identical to the mother. I sold one of the drakes, but within a few days I thought, Im missing the mother duck! The guy I sold the drake to called and said, you gave me a girl duck! So he brought her back and we swapped. He definitely got a drake. But now 'mother duck' is a drake too. Curly tail, chases females and mounts them....But begs the chicken to mount her? The obvious answer is, my friend gave me back the wrong bird. But he doesnt have calls, he has meat ducks. Mine stuck out like a sore thumb. Im thinking, could the ducklings have imprinted on and been sold with a drake, or is this a gender confused duck? Its like having 4 boys and my girls are not happy! Taken the day I got them, early November 2013 Taken a few weeks later Taken early december 2013, this is 'Mother duck' Amelia with Trafalgar Top of the pic is Amelia 'Mother duck' bottom of pic is Trafalgar. The snowy is Leelu the only confirmed female. She laid eggs this year, no, I didnt get her confused with mother duck! She changed from yellow to white and was always the smallest. Mother duck became a dead ringer for Thorne Thorne, drake three, dead ringer for mother duck Another of mother duck and Trafalgar. This is the chicken Amelia has a thing for. She(?) submits in front of her and begs to be mated, but when Thorne and Trafalgar go on a mating rampage Amelia is right there with them, peking mounting and wiggling that little tail! One of my theories is, she does it to avoid being mated? It should be noted, I regularly get 3 eggs from my 3 pekins. I occasionally get an egg from Leelu who lays in the garden, sometimes from the scovy that are slightly greenish...and occasionally a small ovvalish egg that doesnt belong to anyone else. So SOMEONE here is a girl acting like a boy.