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In the case with domesticated ducks, the answer is NO!

Reason #1:

In general, a drake (like 90% of them) has little to no parental feelings for his ducklings which is why most wild duck families have only a single hen. It is because the drake deliberately abandoned his family to seek another family because he saw the eggs/ ducklings as roaches whom were obstacles in the way between him and the hen. Some of them are actually chased away by the hen because some inappropriate behaviours such as quacking angerily at the ducklings who go too close (drakes like to have their own personal spaces). The only drakes that truly have paternal instincts are the wild Mandarin Ducks and Wood Ducks, but Mallards and Peking Ducks are completely out of the category. But don't get me wrong there are some father ducks of other species, though rarely, who do share scout duties with the hen in guarding their ducklings. Though this is more likely due to his personality of not wanting to be alone and that's pretty much the only reason for why he would choose to stay with the family.

Reason #2:

Domesticated ducks in general have been hand-raised by humans that their parental instincts have been somewhat corrupted. Even the females have barely any maternal instincts to care for her ducklings, let alone putting the male near them as this can lead to some aggressions towards the ducklings as the adults (especially the male) will likely attack the ducklings soon after a couple of days once they've grown bored of having the little ones around them. The mother's only maternal instinct is to incubate the eggs but as soon as the ducklings are out it is up to you to raise them.

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