Do female ducks form heirarchies?

Asked July 17, 2017, 8:56 PM EDT

I've noticed ducks in my area staying in groups of one female and several males (usually three). Sometimes they travel like that, but sometimes they just sit on the river bank in those little groups. Is this a form of social heirarchy? Are they potential mates?

McLennan County Texas

1 Response

Without know the particulars it is hard to say what was going on. Since there was one female and several males I would suspect they are each trying to win her over as their mate.