Welcome to the new BYC! To celebrate (and also because I'm trying to figure out everything I can, including all this stuff about making articles), here are the very best pictures I have of my Butterscotch Call Duck who thinks she's a tiny human, Crashie!
June 1, 2015: Crash was just 3 days old, the only duckling to hatch, and she was LONELY! Her constant crying was breaking my heart, and no number of plush toys was helping to ease her loneliness. That's when we purchased a small mirror so that Crashie would think she was not the only duckling in the brooder. It worked, at least for a while, and Crash was absolutely fascinated with the ducky in the mirror.
June 3, 2015: Crashie, in her freshly cleaned brooder, was not sure what she should dirty up first. This is a duckling in very deep thought.
June 4, 2015: "I'm tryin' t'a eat here, do ya mind?!"
June 4, 2015: Oh, my heart! Is there anything cuter than a duckling? "Peek-a-boo!"
June 7, 2015: Crash would like you to meet her friends, Easter Chick and Other Duckling. Say hi, Easter Chick and Other Duckling!
June 8, 2015: Crash and Easter Chick. Crash would like to know what you're doing there. Her little wings and curious tilt are just killer here.
June 8, 2015: Crash has learned the joys of cuddling. That little smile...
June 9, 2015: "Were you looking for cuteness?"
June 9, 2015: Bath time!
June 12, 2015: When you know you're the cutest thing on two legs, you're not afraid to flaunt it.
June 26, 2015: Nearly a month old, Crash simply cannot believe she was ever able to fit into such a small object. I must be joking to even suggest it!
June 26, 2015: Cuddle time!
July 2, 2015: Crash and Easter Chick are to be taken extremely seriously. Can't you see that?
July 8, 2015: Crashie showing how chubby her cheeks have become.
July 13, 2015: That's about a hand full of Crash duck right there.
November 21, 2015: Crash's first experience with snow! She's not quite sure why this water is white and fluffy, but water is water! She had a blast 'bathing' in it!
January 7, 2016: Pure ducky bliss.
May 29, 2016: Crash's first hatch day!! Crash was entirely unimpressed with her 'cake', but I did eventually convince her to try it...
...only to find she didn't like it one bit! "Blech!" Oh, well, the chickens had fun with it!
December 15, 2016: The common state of Crash's beak--open and emitting sound!
More is very likely to come over time!