Why does my female Pekin do this sideways head bobbing thing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cdnley, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekin is a big fat healthy duck. She will do this semi quack sound, kind of like a "mah" sound and quickly bob her head up and down sideways. Her and the other female do it actually. I only see her do it when I am standing there talking to them. Sometimes she will do it and then bite the large goose's butt!

    What does this mean? Is she complaining or happy or just being loud?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ancona hen does that for attention, FYI its a breeding thing.
     
  3. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same here my geese do it to.
     
  4. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its duck duck behavior....it get the male quacking too and then you can only imagine were it goes from there [​IMG]
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do that to males they "like" and, right now, that's you!
     
  6. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with the above
    and I have been told it is telling the male of their affections that they are interested and ready!

    yep! sounds like that is you!! [​IMG]
     
  7. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh geez. I am not sure how our babies would look, haha!
    I guess they all get pretty excited when "big momma" comes out to see them and feed them. My geese do not do this, could it be they are both males? The ducks are easily sexed by their quack or lack there of. I have a duck ratio of 2 males to 2 females.

    Good to know that my ducks are just being ducks!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yep, she's flirting with you. [​IMG]
     
  9. pekinsRus

    pekinsRus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With our Pekins. WE BELIEVE THAT TRIX "the 'lil hoochie mama" is bit__ing at the boyz or complaining to her sister Bella:lol:
     
  10. LLCoyote

    LLCoyote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha! BOTH of my females do that when I call them. I guess they think I'm a dude XD [​IMG]
     

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