Will Pekins and Cayugas cross?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FlChickie, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. FlChickie

    FlChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 6 pekins(2 drakes) and I'm getting 3 cayugas(1 drake) next Saturday. I'm wondering if I need to keep them in different pens or can I keep them together? I don't want any mixed eggs since I hatch them. Anyone have any experience with this?
     
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  2. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want pure for hatching you will need to separate...those boys will mate with anything they can catch!
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    duck walk speaks the truth.

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  4. FlChickie

    FlChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I was afraid of that. I guess I will be keeping them in different pens then [​IMG] I have some escapees right now so I'll have to fix that so there are no "accidents" [​IMG]
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Yep those drakes will grab chickens too, and can kill them with their effection.
     
  6. FlChickie

    FlChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have them separate from the chickens, but they tend to keep to themselves when they are all out in the yard together. But I'm going to make sure to keep an eye on them from now on. [​IMG]
     
  7. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, with three drakes out with two ducks, they will compete for her affections, fight with each other and quite likely harm her. If they breed her, the eggs could be impure for weeks, so keep that in mind! I guess sperm for chickens and ducks lives a long time in the female. Best if you can set up your fences and keep them separate from the get-go.
     
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  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea
     

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