Will a Pekin & Mallard Mate?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ldrwnorman47, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. ldrwnorman47

    ldrwnorman47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 male pekins and 1 female mallard? Can they or will they mate?
     
  2. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Yes and yes
     
  3. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Won't 2 boys hurt the girl, especially with the size difference?
     
  4. ldrwnorman47

    ldrwnorman47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really!?! Wow. I wasnt sure so thank you.

    They havent been aggressive with her yet..knock on wood.

    Thanks again
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Not always. Depends on the size of the enclosure and the demeanor of the birds. Also when raised together they tend to get along better
     
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  6. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    I sure hope not. [​IMG]

    I am raising some girlfriends for my 2 Pekin drakes now. My 3 little Mallard ducks are so small, and they have 2 Mallard suitors already. [​IMG]
     
  7. chamoisee

    chamoisee Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think the size difference is going to matter, however one drake to ten ducks is (in my experience) the preferred ration of male to female. I have had drakes rape and drown the females to death when there were not enough girls to go around. [​IMG]

    Not saying it is going to happen, but keep an eye open for that sort of thing.
     
  8. ldrwnorman47

    ldrwnorman47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o GOODNESS. I will keep watch they dot abuse her. The pekins were a "gift" of sorts. They didnt make weight at the local fair so we brough them home.Never crosed my mind about Daisy. She can always fly to get away I guess.

    Thanks Everyone
     

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