WIERD MATING RITUAL

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by destinduck, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Today I had a pair of canvasback do the whole mating dance complete with the male throwing his head back and the female laying perfectly still with her head down and then actually copulation. Only wierd thing was ...It was all done on the ground. Crazy huh?
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't blame her.... I feel sorry for my poor Crested Pekin females, they get half drowned during theirs in the water plus they are missing part of their puff..... [​IMG] Taken advantage of and messed up hair do
     
  3. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...could have something to do with access to water. I don't see much in the way of ramps into your kiddie pools. How do the ducks get in and out?
     
  4. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    LOL! Chickenzoo. To Dr Todd: Are you being serious this time.? With you no one can be sure.

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  5. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm asking you a question. How do they get in and out? You may be seeing land matings because it's too hard for divers to get into the water.
     
  6. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Fair enough. They get in and out very easily. All my birds have never had a problem getting out of the different sized kiddie pools including the divers I keep .Except i have to be careful to keep the pools full during molt. The same cans also bred in the water this year.And last year I got 4 babies off this pair. I showed the babies off to some BYCers that came by to get birds off me.
     
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    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    They have never had a problem getting in.I dont worry about it much because I have only had a white-faced treeduck dead in one of them one time during molt. I truly dont know if he was sick and died anyway but I assumed it was molt and low water level. Although you would think a healthy strong bird could get out with the water being only3-4 inches low.Either way I do not want to put anything in the pools because I like for them to dive around and play in it freely . I would like to get a pond dug as my son wants ruddies this year

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  8. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My good friend Chris LaGerould aka White Feather Farm breeds TONS of ruddies, well over 50 this year. He's one of the only guys I know capable of breeding and rearing such challenging ducks.
     
  9. Dbagosaurus

    Dbagosaurus Out Of The Brooder

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    So let me get this straight: You would rather risk a possible drowning by not providing a ramp rather than putting a ramp that could prevent a potential drowning? I do not get this logic. A well placed ramp would not take up all that much room and would be highly beneficial to your waterfowl, from a safety standpoint and a breeding standpoint.
     
  10. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Dr you must be off your meds again ! .And for Dbagosauras you are a so called "new egg" with the great DR. So I pointed at your name, scrolled down and went to" all posts" then I clicked. Anyone that wants to do this CAN .Yes YES That IS what I thought. WhyYes you can look up any ones posts (including mine) and form your own opinion about that person. Uh oh Dr Todd I know you want to be like me So now you better get real busy with that edit button. But you wont mind of course If I sit this one out. Oh wait!!! Sorry you CANT be like me anyway.Youre one of those pesky internet phantoms that people like me dont take much stock in! Your quote says it all. Better hurry and edit that one too! There might still be hope for you two (or one in this case [​IMG]) or whatever [​IMG]. I LOVE BYC !!!!
     
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