As they approach POL, he'll see them as a big target with a red bulls eye dead center!
That selectively deaf gene appears quite often in humans. Most often shows up in juveniles, and males, and is found on the same chromosome as the "ask for directions" gene.
You're diving in awful fast girl! I'd suggest that you get the eggs you've got going through the brooder stage and then look at adding an other breed in the spring. You're going to need separate housing for all of your exotic breeds, unless you want to end up with a barn yard mix.
Re: duck eggs... absolutely positive that the hatch date is calculated correctly for the species???