Wild mallard drake plus pet pekin hen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ohiofarmboy, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. ohiofarmboy

    ohiofarmboy Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2012
    south west ohio
    For a while now my pekin hen has been haveing a lovely vistitor, a mallard drake! Every year at our pond there are some wild ducklings born and this is my first year with the pekin. I was wondering if when springtimes come I might find some mallard pekin ducklings?[​IMG]Anyone else have any experiance with this????
  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    I don't know anything about ducks, but that would be really cool.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    If theres a will[drake mallard] there will be the way Pekin/Mallard ducklings It may take him a while with the size difference but it will probably happen.
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Well, it is possible. Pekin are not known to be the best broodies so she may not set.

    You do want to be careful about allowing wild birds (any birds not just ducks) around yours as they can carry diseases that are not present in your birds. They also can carry pests, lice mites etc. Because wild birds migrate, you run the risk of your birds picking up something that is not common in your area but is in an area that the wild bird migrates to.

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