Allie: 4lbs, 3oz - broke that even pound thing)
Latsey: 2lbs, 1oz - if they won't bother to have individual weights, I won't bother to list them individually - 9 days in a row at the same weight!!!
After they got weighed, they took a bath and then preened on the rug before being socialized on the blanket for a couple more hours.
Allie nuzzled up to my arm and looked at me and rubbed her bill back and forth (not side to side) twice on my arm. I interpreted this as she wanted her bill stroked (which is something I have done with all the ducklings, but this was the first time I saw anything that could be interpreted as a request.) I stroked her bill then over her head with my finger and she half shut her eyes. I cupped my fingers over the back of her neck and stroked the top of her head with my thumb and she completely closed her eyes and relaxed. For around 1/2 hour, Allie slept with her foot resting on my hand and her body alongside my arm. Her neck and head were resting on my arm while I rested my head (lightly - not full weight) on her back. Every few minutes, she would open an eye and look at me, then go back to sleep. I could feel her little twitches in REM sleep. None of my other ducks including Casey and Latte wanted to be this intimate once they started their blood feathers. She melted my heart and when she hates me in 2-4 weeks it will break my heart. Hopefully we will get some of that back with Allie the Duck. By the way, she is just as sweet with Yvonne, so it isn't a personal bond, that is just how sweet she is.
Well since I have been slacking a bit, here are some preening pictures from after their bath...
Latte showing off her wings while Allie shows how insanely long her leg is.
Allie: Those aren't wings.... These are wings!
Casey showing off advanced duck balance moves. (She is the only one who can do this on dry land so far.)
General preening and proof that Allie can actually stand up.
Casey shows off blood feathers and preens her belly.
She really does have the most advanced feather growth of the group.
And such a pretty chest.