I've been missing my khaki campbells ever since I had to rehome them. The noise was just too much; all the neighbors could hear them. With 10 hens this year I'm anticipating a couple of flies in the chicken area, so it was obvious that I had to have some muscovy ducks. (They can eat hundreds of flies a day and don't quack.) Money is really really tight around here so I didn't think it was going to happen, but then through the magic of craig's list and two five dollar bills, I got these two!
They were sold to me as females that are about 4 or 5 months old. The ducks don't have names yet but I bet they will by the end of the weekend. Maybe Daphne and Delilah? We'll see.
They were bred from a white female and a very nice black drake who likes to be pet. Hopefully the friendliness got passed to these two. When I was a (very young) kid I thought that people with lots of freckles were the child of one black parent and one white one so they came out spotted, apparently in ducks that really is how it works!
I am so happy to have ducks again, I think a dozen is a great number of birds to have so we'll stop here for now....