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When is a Pekin Drake mature?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AlleysFarm, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. AlleysFarm

    AlleysFarm Chirping

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    I have a Rouen and Pekin hen.. I also have a Pekin drake.. I figured what the heck I would try incubating some eggs and no go they are all infertile. I hatched these chicks last May.. is the Drake too immature or is it the wrong season right now?
     

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    While I only have runners and buffs, I think it is both he's a bit young, she's a bit young, it's not a good time of year in the northern hemisphere.

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    We would love to hear more about them, though!
     
  3. AlleysFarm

    AlleysFarm Chirping

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    He is also a bit slow.. the girls are much smarter.. [​IMG] here they are swimming at the end of November.. Cold doesn't seem to bother them at all. My chickens if it's slightly cool head straight for the coop..
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  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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