You would think at that ratio, the lesser male could at least breed 1 of them.. I'm starting to think of getting rid of my older one.. He's just a big hoggy turd, but I love him.. My issue is.. I have 2 solid white hens, a black and white and a cool looking tan and white. The alpha male is mostly black and seems to only throw mostly black ducklings over all 4 hens.. The younger drake is solid white. I want him to be the one breeding them. The ducks don't lay like chickens and I'd HATE to lock poor old Duke up ( the black one ) I have no idea if they are the same as chickens taking 4 weeks??? I guess here really I just answered my own question.. Would it help for the younger drake to pull rank if I locked Duke up just a little while, like maybe a week??