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I apologize for captioning my own pic, but it seemed so obvious:


Coffee..... Neeeed Coffee.....
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Eeeeeeeeeeeeee beep!!!!!

Why o why is Tevye so cute all plump and round in that little tub? I love him and I swear when I get ahold of him he's getting lots of kisses.
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post #623 of 1284
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What is Tella thinking?

 

Hear ye, Hear ye, from now on, not  Kaine, but I, Tella will be at the very top of the pecking order, and I expect you to respect that ~Tella

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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post #624 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Tevyes Dad View Post
 

Well it got up to a balmy 30 degrees and the ducks were trying to make swimming motions outside their water bucket so I gave them a tub.  So here is a new duck game: "Where's Water?" - see if you can spot the water in the crowd of ducks :gig

 


If I can just get my body in there I'll just count to 3 and then give a shove and then I'll have it all to myself, and play dominoes all at once! ~Tevye

 

 

Why waste all of this precious time swimming when we could be preening! ~Roxette and Mystique

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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post #625 of 1284
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Originally Posted by ViolinPlayer123 View Post

I agree. Tella is flock Mistress.
post #626 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Julie Bird View Post


I agree. Tella is flock Mistress.

She was when it was just Tella & Ettie so that is a sore spot with her...

Ducks:Rouens(Tella,Ettie), Swedish(Roxette - Blue, Greta - Black), Cayuga(Pocahontas), Welsh Harlequin(Rhiannon), Runners(Dove-Chocolate, Entie-Fawn & White, Mystique - Blue, Noir - Black), Buff Orpington(Latte), Pekin(Allie), Khaki Campbell(Casey)

Drakes: Rouen(Kaine), White Crested(Tevye)

Sugar Momma & Daddy: Yvonne, Tony

Check out our baby book:jumpy.gifhttp://www.got-a-tude.net/OurFlock.pdf jumpy.gif 

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Ducks:Rouens(Tella,Ettie), Swedish(Roxette - Blue, Greta - Black), Cayuga(Pocahontas), Welsh Harlequin(Rhiannon), Runners(Dove-Chocolate, Entie-Fawn & White, Mystique - Blue, Noir - Black), Buff Orpington(Latte), Pekin(Allie), Khaki Campbell(Casey)

Drakes: Rouen(Kaine), White Crested(Tevye)

Sugar Momma & Daddy: Yvonne, Tony

Check out our baby book:jumpy.gifhttp://www.got-a-tude.net/OurFlock.pdf jumpy.gif 

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post #627 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Tevyes Dad View Post

She was when it was just Tella & Ettie so that is a sore spot with her...
Does she resent Kaine?
post #628 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Julie Bird View Post


Does she resent Kaine?

I don't think so.  She was just very much the dominant duck between her and Ettie.  So Ettie submitted to the flock WAY earlier leaving Tella a lone duck for quite a while (at least a month).  To this day, Ettie is now higher up than Tella in the pecking order. They are very close buds and ALL the girls bow to Kaine's manliness.  It is actually funny now that his hormones have mellowed, frequently the girls are propositioning him and he just doesn't feel like it :gigafter all there are 10 girls and only 1 of him.  And along that line, Tevye must have been studying his manual.  I actually saw him successfully mate with a duck that wasn't Rhiannon or Roxette (the only two that would put up with his clumsiness) and he was decisive, competent and looked like he knew what he was doing. (It was Dove our resident mmmm.... free spirit.)  This was a first AFAIK.  Kaine saw it happening and approached them, but then didn't do anything.  So this spring will definitely be something special.  Hopefully Kaine lightens up and Tevye doesn't get too big for his britches.  Physically Tevye can take Kaine, but Kaine is Alpha brain all the way and he won't back down from me let alone a mere duck, so if Tevye ever actually challenged Kaine for the flock it would be ugly.

 

So to try to get remotely back on track, our latest troublemaker has been Mystique - she is already fairly high in the pecking order, but she is challenging some of the ducks above her for a higher spot lately.  I think it has to do with her new Mohawk hairdo (Kaine had picked the back of her neck bare and when she molted, the new feathers came in this way).

 

Soooooooo, What is this duck thinking...

 

Ducks:Rouens(Tella,Ettie), Swedish(Roxette - Blue, Greta - Black), Cayuga(Pocahontas), Welsh Harlequin(Rhiannon), Runners(Dove-Chocolate, Entie-Fawn & White, Mystique - Blue, Noir - Black), Buff Orpington(Latte), Pekin(Allie), Khaki Campbell(Casey)

Drakes: Rouen(Kaine), White Crested(Tevye)

Sugar Momma & Daddy: Yvonne, Tony

Check out our baby book:jumpy.gifhttp://www.got-a-tude.net/OurFlock.pdf jumpy.gif 

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Ducks:Rouens(Tella,Ettie), Swedish(Roxette - Blue, Greta - Black), Cayuga(Pocahontas), Welsh Harlequin(Rhiannon), Runners(Dove-Chocolate, Entie-Fawn & White, Mystique - Blue, Noir - Black), Buff Orpington(Latte), Pekin(Allie), Khaki Campbell(Casey)

Drakes: Rouen(Kaine), White Crested(Tevye)

Sugar Momma & Daddy: Yvonne, Tony

Check out our baby book:jumpy.gifhttp://www.got-a-tude.net/OurFlock.pdf jumpy.gif 

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post #629 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Julie Bird View Post


Does she resent Kaine?

I don't think so.  She was just very much the dominant duck between her and Ettie.  So Ettie submitted to the flock WAY earlier leaving Tella a lone duck for quite a while (at least a month).  To this day, Ettie is now higher up than Tella in the pecking order. They are very close buds and ALL the girls bow to Kaine's manliness.  It is actually funny now that his hormones have mellowed, frequently the girls are propositioning him and he just doesn't feel like it :gigafter all there are 10 girls and only 1 of him.  And along that line, Tevye must have been studying his manual.  I actually saw him successfully mate with a duck that wasn't Rhiannon or Roxette (the only two that would put up with his clumsiness) and he was decisive, competent and looked like he knew what he was doing. (It was Dove our resident mmmm.... free spirit.)  This was a first AFAIK.  Kaine saw it happening and approached them, but then didn't do anything.  So this spring will definitely be something special.  Hopefully Kaine lightens up and Tevye doesn't get too big for his britches.  Physically Tevye can take Kaine, but Kaine is Alpha brain all the way and he won't back down from me let alone a mere duck, so if Tevye ever actually challenged Kaine for the flock it would be ugly.

 

So to try to get remotely back on track, our latest troublemaker has been Mystique - she is already fairly high in the pecking order, but she is challenging some of the ducks above her for a higher spot lately.  I think it has to do with her new Mohawk hairdo (Kaine had picked the back of her neck bare and when she molted, the new feathers came in this way).

 

Soooooooo, What is this duck thinking...

 


I wish I could flyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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post #630 of 1284
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Originally Posted by Tevyes Dad View Post

I don't think so.  She was just very much the dominant duck between her and Ettie.  So Ettie submitted to the flock WAY earlier leaving Tella a lone duck for quite a while (at least a month).  To this day, Ettie is now higher up than Tella in the pecking order. They are very close buds and ALL the girls bow to Kaine's manliness.  It is actually funny now that his hormones have mellowed, frequently the girls are propositioning him and he just doesn't feel like it gig.gif after all there are 10 girls and only 1 of him.  And along that line, Tevye must have been studying his manual.  I actually saw him successfully mate with a duck that wasn't Rhiannon or Roxette (the only two that would put up with his clumsiness) and he was decisive, competent and looked like he knew what he was doing. (It was Dove our resident mmmm.... free spirit.)  This was a first AFAIK.  Kaine saw it happening and approached them, but then didn't do anything.  So this spring will definitely be something special.  Hopefully Kaine lightens up and Tevye doesn't get too big for his britches.  Physically Tevye can take Kaine, but Kaine is Alpha brain all the way and he won't back down from me let alone a mere duck, so if Tevye ever actually challenged Kaine for the flock it would be ugly.

So to try to get remotely back on track, our latest troublemaker has been Mystique - she is already fairly high in the pecking order, but she is challenging some of the ducks above her for a higher spot lately.  I think it has to do with her new Mohawk hairdo (Kaine had picked the back of her neck bare and when she molted, the new feathers came in this way).

Soooooooo, What is this duck thinking...



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