What's that dance called that drakes do after mating?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Moochie, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my boy does it, he stretches his neck out and walks around fast.. I was just wondering if it has a specific name?
    It's so cute.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My guess is Post Coital Glee at scoring. I know my drakes do victory laps around the stock tank pond right afterwards.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I've read it's called the Victory Lap.
     
  4. Nebraskagirl

    Nebraskagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lordy my drake does it too! I just thought he was being weird. Guess not!!!! Probably a victory lap.....lol.
     
  5. Muscovynmore

    Muscovynmore Out Of The Brooder

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    What's really weird is when the female does it, too.
     
  6. Rmstuck

    Rmstuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to ducks and my 4 girls lately when I'm around they have been doing a weird dance. I have no Drake so it's not from getting lucky. Is it just them being weird or they think its close to spring since its been warmer here in Iowa? I'm hoping its them wiggling eggs around to actually give me some eggs.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I shall say this as delicately as I can.

    Ducks really enjoy themselves. They are not very inhibited. So when they are "feeling it," they express themselves by the dance, the wing flaps, my runners like to make "turkey tails" in the water, splashing everything and everyone within a four foot radius.

    Fresh swim water sometimes seems to bring on more of the above behavior. As does the arrival of spring. And they have no restrictions on who plays hop on top with whom, in my experience.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    And the girls act so coy, bobbing their heads as they swim up to a drake. The hussies will even stretch out their necks in blatant invitation.

    I got a stock tank so my ducks could actually dive and do some submarine swimming. Joyful pairs of ducks swoosh and dive and stand and flap.... And then somebody bobs a head.....
     
  9. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Victory lap. My drakes love to do it. Especially our top drake. He is a heavy mater, heavy victory lap dancer. LOL My females seldom play hop on top usually just the males with the females. My poor girls always look like they are drowning. My Pekin drake totally submerges the girls but despite my concerns they always bob back up to the top and she speeds away and shakes her feathers off and he does a lap or 2 around her.
     
  10. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Mine often hum afterwards too...a deep sounding hum, a drawn-out single note coupled with a stretching upward of the head and neck.
     

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