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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:05 am 
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How do we go about getting our ducks to mate,at what age are they mature,


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About 6mths for mating age, and trust me, they wont need any help or encouragement :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:01 pm 
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OK since I posted a message regarding"duck mating" seems as though mother nature has taken over,my ducks do not need any encouragement


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The bigger breeds find it easier to mate in water too. My Bundy lurvs fresh water in his pond and the girls get so egg-cited and then he's a happy boy a few mins later.

I have also heard of the odd duck that drowns due to the drake holding the duck's head under water for too long. :cry: :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: duck mating
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Why is it that our indian runner drake and our silver appleyard drake (!) are very much into the girls all the time; and our Pekin; who's about the same age (9 months or so) has not once gone to cover a girl; no matter the stimulation; whether it be fresh water; a good spray witha hose; introduction of a girl into the run; etc.; etc? He seems to be absolutely dunce when it comes to the business of mating... Why, and how do we fix it... if we can?

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 Post subject: Re: duck mating
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:15 am 
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Maybe because if he does he fears the other drakes will attack him, there is a pecking order in ducks too, the lesser drake gets left...erm... hanging :mrgreen:

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