Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Our ducks love the winter just as much as they love the rest of the year. They have a creek close by and although it already had a couple of quiet little enclosures in it, they've taken them and by sheer force of will, carved them out a little wider and a little deeper so they've got room enough to paddle around all the time.
They are a mixed batch. You can see Prince Edward with the fluffy tophat. He's very elegant. The ones that look like mallards are rouens. We have a sex changing duck - or perhaps cross-dressing is a better term. She's female, then during breeding time her feathers go male and she protects her little cohort, then in the fall she's back to female. It's a little weird.