Sunday, May 3, 2009

Muscovy Ducklings!

It's the time of year for things to start hatching. The woman whom we got our Muscovies from is moving and can't take her ducks, and the duck had hatched 11 eggs last week. Today they arrived at the tiny farm! We will be finding new homes for most, if not all, of the new ducks. The mama looks so rough because she was outnumbered by males 4 to 1 and they all thought she was pretty. Her feathers have started coming back in, and we'll keep her for at least as long as it takes to get her back into good shape. Look at her blue eyes!





I hope a couple of her babies get her eye color. It's so neat to see all the different color patterns. These ducklings are full brothers and sisters to ours, the father, who died just before the duck started sitting was solid black. He was a great duck who loved to be pet and was very very friendly. His personality seemed to come through a little in our ducks, which let you pet them. I hope this batch gets that as well.

There are few things as cute as ducklings.

3 comments:

ChristyACB said...

Oh they are adorable and I sure do hope they turn out as friendly as their dad and as pretty as their mom.

Wyndfire said...

If you need a home for some of those Muscovy babies.....

rachelbess said...

Hi Wyndfire-
All of the ducklings found homes yesterday, but we have eggs both in the incubator and under one of my ducks so it's possible we'll have more ducklings in about 3 weeks, if you're interested send me a private message to rachel (at) rachelbess [dot] com. (This goes for anyone else in Phoenix that might want muscovy ducklings, coturnix quail, or unsexed easter egger chicks, we've got all those either here or coming very soon!)