Originally Posted by Tevyes Dad
Well so far Casey is her normal trouble-causing self. Just for reference, here is the (duckling at least) personalities (wanted to wait this long to see if things stuck or were just one-shot behaviors) along with their weights and pictures.
Allie: 4-1/2lbs on the nose. (She can compete with all our adult Runners.) She is sweet, contemplative, mellow, and did I mention sweet.
She is also inventive - observe she has made the drinker a bill holding device for when she is sleeping and is positioned in such a way that it actually isn't a drowning hazard.
Latte: 2lbs, 3oz. (Took the day off from growing - apparently it was a duckling holiday, but no one told the Pekin.) Official scaredy-butt - hates everything new hates leaving the brooder, hates going in the brooder, hates going in the tub, hates getting out of the tub, hates going on the blanket, hates getting off the blanket. Really hates getting weighed. If you move she runs away, if not, she's in your face and can actually be cuddly.
She is really starting to come into her color...
Casey: 2lbs, 3oz (Also observing the holiday.) Pesterer. She nibbles/pecks anything and everything. She steps on her sisters all the time, she nibbles their toes, she pulls our hair, she bites our lips and she is the first to try anything new. Half the pictures I took today had a blurry spot in the middle of them where she pecked the camera lens with a wet bill. She is the best swimmer, has the best feather development and is the best Android Phone reprogrammer. Also she is an earring thief. I think she is part runner, she seems to have their metabolism.
She is well on her way to being fully feathered.
I tried to get a video of Allie in the shower. She kind of did the same thing again but not all the way into the stream and not with so much enthusiasm. I don't know if it was "been there, done that" or the water was off a couple degrees. Casey was not quite as enthusiastic either, but Latte was just as much of a scaredy-butt and she made all the noise. It still was a fun video and you can really see how big Allie is when she is in motion, so I am still putting it up. Only watch if you like to see wet half-grown ducklings.