Originally Posted by Tevyes Dad
I am not sure if this was directed at me or @Debs Flock but she just got 2 and I am sure they are the current delights of her life (along with her Cayuga and Buff). I have had one for about 2 years and she is a sweet, calm, gentle duck. A have as close to a one of each flock as I can get within my size limitations - If you are not planning on breeding ducks and are focused on pets / eggs I highly recommend this approach as it make each individual duck EASY to distinguish so you learn their personalities better. And if you don't want some to go in the freezer, I would recommend having them sexed. Limited drakes if you are breeding and Very, very limited (maybe none) drakes if not.
My 2 Welshies, Willow & Walnut, are exact opposites. Sure hope this doesn't mean they accidentally shipped me a drake. (I only vent sexed the extra they shipped, which was female.) Willow is as chill a duckling as I've ever seen. She naps on me, doesn't cheep her fool head off when I have her with me (even when she does get vocal, she does so quietly), doesn't try to wiggle out of my hands & doesn't run away when I'm trying to pick her up. The closest to her in personality is Cricket.
Walnut is by far the loudest little thing I've ever heard. I seriously think she wants to burst my eardrums. She angrily cheeps when she's in my lap (eventually calms down maybe 50% of the time). She angrily cheeps when Bailey or Cricket is outside of the brooder. She's the only one that has developed a certain screechiness to her cheeping when she's really mad. It's hard to believe that she's related to Willow.
Still, as far as looks go, Welshies are my favorite. Of course, despite Walnut's anger issues, I love her bunches.