I saw these at the Ideal Poultry website, and thought they looked pretty interesting. My favorite duck ever was some type of cross between a crested duck, and black Swedish, I think. These reminded me of her. I read they are good layers, not too big, etc. We live on a farm, and the ducks would be able to free range during the day. Not really needing a pet type situation, my wife likes a couple ducks around to watch. Just curious if anyone is experienced with them, or also, Ideal's ducklings.