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Too many males!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by snigglefris, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. snigglefris

    snigglefris Hatching

    Apr 19, 2016
    I have four ducks that I raised from duckling. All have grown up to be males. I am looking for 2 or 3 adult female ducks to purchase. I have 1 Pekin, 1 Ancona, and looks like 2 Malard ducks. I would like to get at least 1 Pekin and 1 Malard . If you have or know of anyone that has some female (other than Muscovy) Please message me. Thanks.

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop

    You might try looking in your local state thread or check your local craigslist.

    Just so you know, if you only want two or three females, you will need to rehome all but one male. You cannot keep more males than females or the females can be seriously injured or even killed or accidentally drowned etc by all the males mating with them too much. If you wanted to keep all the males you would need to either not get any females or at least get one female for each male, although that may not be enough and you might end up needing up to 12 females.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2016
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Pyxis wrote my thoughts, too.

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