Originally Posted by WalkerNom
@QuackSpeak - Interesting question! I'm not sure I know enough about duck body language yet to really know for sure. But Daisy Mae is really forward and she's the super friendly one. However, it just seems like Aurora is the big boss. Which is interesting because I've heard that the leader is usually the loudest one but Disco was the first to go from baby chirps to pre-teen lady quacks. It's much easier to tell who's at the bottom of the pecking order. I'd say that Kisses is at the very bottom. She doesn't get bullied(at least that I can tell) but she is very shy and she hangs back when there's a group in front of her. Then there's Hocus and Pocus above her.
I'm interested to see how their pecking order will change as Hershey (the drake) gets older. He's already pretty out going and usually comes up to me with the fawn/white girls.
The advantages of having a big flock
It's so cool to watch their behavior (Or listen to you talk about watching their behavior (Lol)). And I love that ducks don't hurt each other about pecking order disputes, normally. I've heard chickens can do a lot of damage.
Ellie used to be the more dominant one (As in Luna would follow her and try things after she did, etc), but then she hurt her leg and was sort of out of it for a while. When she started walking again, Luna seemed to be in charge She still is, lol! She's the first one to come running for food when I call them, and Ellie follows her around a lot. Ellie is also a bit shyer, but not by much.
Gotta love ducks!