why wont my adult drake mate with his wife?

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  1. myfowlfriends

    myfowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of pekins both adults. My male Waldo does not show any interest in his wife Ophelia (they were married on the Delaware bay two weeks ago, pic included) however my waldo will not mate with Ophelia. She encourages and loses her temper with him because he shows no interest in her like that. It is very strange because i used to have mallards and the males were the opposite! It isn't a huge problem but it makes me uncertain if they'll ever have babies like my family wants them too...If anyone has any feedback i would be glad to hear it.
     
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    myfowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Nebraskagirl

    Nebraskagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Married? Huh? Are you confident they are male AND female?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    X2 how old are they and does Waldo have the tell tail drake feather?
     
  5. myfowlfriends

    myfowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    Not yet but i am positive he is a male. He has a deep manly quack abd i have had ducks before, i know males voices are low and reedy. Ophelia of course has a very loud quack and lays eggs. They are married ophelia wanted to.
     
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    myfowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    They're 4 months
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    4 months seems awful young for the picture you posted. I'm not too familiar with ducks, but those seem more along the lines of 6 months.......
     
  8. myfowlfriends

    myfowlfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    Well they were newly hatched babies when i got them their birthday is march 27 i am positive
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Pekins grow super fast but 4 months is too young for a drake to mate successfully, he may have the will be not the way yet. But 4 months is young for a duck to lay. usually 5-6. but it's not un heard of, Give Waldo another month or so once you see the drake feather you'll know your close. [​IMG]
     
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  10. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Male ducks do not have a deep manly quack!

    Male ducks only have a very quiet raspy hissing sort of sound.

    Only the females 'quack' and they are loud and deep sounding.

    Males also have curly tail feathers......I can't see that on your 'male'

    Looks like you may have a same sex duck marriage! [​IMG]

    Maybe wait a few more months, and if he turns out to be a she, then add another male to the group... providing the girls don't mind sharing a husband.
     
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