We had 2 ducks last spring that turned out to be drakes (crested magpie and cayuga). Very adorable, but no eggs were going to come out of a drake! Also, we are in the city, and in a subdivision that doesn't allow poultry.:-( So, we had to give the drakes away. Broke my daughter's heart. For Christmas, I would like to get her 2 female ducklings. I can't get a magpie right now, but I can get a cayuga. I was thinking of getting a white crested duck to serve as an "albino magpie." Anyone have experience with the white crested? Noise level? Hardiness (we live in Texas)? Egg production? Forager or water-lover? Thanks for your advice and help. Anyone ever order from e-fowl? I usually order from Ideal Poultry, but they are out of most breeds of ducks this time of year. Thanks!