happyhens44

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Im so confused I posted a thread asking if my pekins are most likely female or male (with pics) and everyone said male well they dident honk but they dident have the drake feathers... btw mallard is 11 weeks and pekins are 9 weeks.


so new question

why was my male drake mallard trying to breed them? he wassent sucessful they kept swimming away

are they possible females... or do sometimes males try to breed each other

heres somepics of my pekins



 
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ChickenToes

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If the Pekins aren't quacking, they are males. My drakes' curly tail feathers always came in a little late, anywhere from 11 to 15 weeks old.

I wouldn't worry about the Mallard...if all of your ducks are the same sex males will try to mate with males and females will try to mate with females. They are strange little creatures...
 

Sweetfolly

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Apr 17, 2009
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Males will try to breed other males, and females sometimes hop on other females (it's called "treading" when ducks mate) - it's a dominance thing, gender has nothing to do with it.

Voice sexing is the most accurate way to tell at the age your ducks are at - I know you already know this, but if you have females they would most definately be loudly quacking and honking at this point. If they're raspy or sound like they have laryngitis, they're males.
 

Sweetfolly

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Quote:Well, not quiet - my bachelor drakes are always making a ruckus - but the drakes are softer and more whispery. The one that's really loud is a girl though!
 

Noncentzter

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Nov 17, 2009
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I agree with Annarie...I had ducks when I was a teen and it was always the females that were the loudest...remember, I'm talking ducks here!

ETA cuz I can't spell!
 
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