Uhhhhh - so what if Barbe and Ed are both drakes?

LT71689

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They might still warm up to you - ducks go through a bit of an independent teenager phase where they dont wanna snuggle. Keep showering them with all the attention they can stand and they might come around when they're done being moody kids.


They might mount each other, you, and your dog, (both males and females still go through mating rituals) and there's still always a possibility that youve got an unlucky aggressive drake that just doesnt want to get along (it happens, theres no way of telling until it does). Cant promise they *definitely* wont make your life hell next spring, but there's nothing inherently wrong with keeping all boys and they dont "need" females to be happy and healthy, or the opposite if you wind up with two girls. If you were to wind up with a mix of genders you'd want 4+ girls per boy, so you'd be jumping up to a lot bigger family, I wouldnt purposefully go get any extras of another gender/until you know their definite gender unless a bigger flock is the ultimate plan.
 

Andrea PNW

In the Brooder
Sep 4, 2020
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they are old enough to be voice sexed, if you post videos i can help
I have to hide from them for them to actually do anything other than peep. If they know I'm there but can't see me then they actually get loud. One actually kinda whistles at me to get my attention when in the pen.

Tried to load video but format isn't right.
 

KaleIAm

Crowing
Jul 13, 2015
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My favorite ducks on here, Chuck and Buck, are a couple of boys. If you look up Superduck you'll find photos of them going on camping adventures together and being pals. They are awesome friends.

I think what you don't want is one of each gender!!
 

Andrea PNW

In the Brooder
Sep 4, 2020
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My favorite ducks on here, Chuck and Buck, are a couple of boys. If you look up Superduck you'll find photos of them going on camping adventures together and being pals. They are awesome friends.

I think what you don't want is one of each gender!!
Ok good to know! I mean I think I want a few more but I'm taking it slow :)
 

CaramelKittey

Crowing
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I have to hide from them for them to actually do anything other than peep. If they know I'm there but can't see me then they actually get loud. One actually kinda whistles at me to get my attention when in the pen.

Tried to load video but format isn't right.
Did you try uploading the video to YouTube? I usually upload them to YouTube and link the video on BYC. 😊
 

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