adorable little banty coop and run.
Sad news. I lost a duckling this morning. I'm not sure what happened, but one of the wild ducklings I got was just in the coop looking like it was asleep on a nest of 8 eggs. One idea might be that the original broody duck went broody again and killed it but why would she leave it on her nest and go sit on other eggs.
End oft he day I still have 4 wild ducklings that are looking like they might all be the same gender. No curling tail but a nice wide stripe of purple blue on each wing. They are all the same color pattern right now though.
Oh am so sorry to hear. If they are a mallard or black american.. its hard to tell till they are almost matured. I don't know that the breed gets a drake feather either, scoviies don't. Any you don't want holler I plan to reduce our ducks a lot again saturday. The pekin will go into my chicken coop and steal eggs also. They are very well fed, do not understand it at all.
I'm really starting to like the feather patterns but if another one gets taken, I'll rehome them to protect the rest.