Hi everyone! I'm new to this website but I've combed through most of the Cayuga Duck threads and I still have a few questions. I purchased 2 Cayuga Ducklings from North 40 Outfitters about 3 weeks ago (they're adorable!) but the lady that helped me didn't know if they were male or female despite her efforts. When I came home I tried to sex them myself and as far as I can tell they appeared to both be female but I'm not sure. One I'm worried might be male (Cadbury). He's all black and very quiet. The other Duckling I'm almost confident is a female (Peeps). She has a yellow chest and a tiny yellow dot on the top of her bill and she is super vocal. Anyways! These are my questions:
1) Do I need to be concerned about Babies if one turns out to be a male?
2) This may sound silly but we've noticed that they seem to have quite the radar for us! Any time my HUsband or I walk into our room they start chirping up a storm. Or if I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, no matter how quiet I am they wake up from a dead sleep and start chirping! They also enjoy curling up with our Pug. It's quite the site. We have them in a big see through bin and we set them in front of our giant living room windows during the day to sunbathe and we always find our Pug curled up to the bin! Does this mean that they have become attached to us or is this just how the breed is? Are they going to be ok when we finally move them to our yard? We our outside most days playing with our children or working in the garden but I was just hoping it wouldn't be a hard transition for them.
Thank you for your help!
Here's a video I took when they were 2 days old