I found out a month or so ago that our Muscovy ducks employ a method of reproduction that we humans may consider “conventional”. Almost unique, they are among only three percent of avians that do not use the “Coital Kiss” when mating.
Every morning our drake Boris likes to ahem, attend to his ducks and this morning was no exception. After completing his duties he was seen strolling across the orchard in a self appreciating manner, his ample appendage trailing behind him. He remained in his revere until one of the hens got her eye one of the biggest worms she had ever seen…….
Well, my eyes were watering, Boris was running too quickly for me to see his!!