I am interested in having ducks. I have chickens but no experience with ducks. They would be raised in a 1 acre backyard with an 8 foot fence, that is in a neighborhood. I would have them in the same fenced area as my chickens. I need birds that would be good mothers and have a calm personality. The Holderead farm suggested mini applewhites or australian spotted. As I was researching those two breeds, I cam across the Ancona and fell in love with the spots on these beauties. Does anyone have any experience with these breeds? I seem to find info on AS and MA much easier than on the Ancona. Can anyone tell me anything about the Ancona vs the other breeds??I did not think to add, I live where the summers are hotter than h... and long, in Austin Texas.