hello friends. Spring will be upon us soon and my fiance and i have decided on a bantam breed for our next duckling. We're thinking about mini appleyards, aussie spotteds, etc (the breeds that tend to be quieter than calls) I know that Holderreads has a lot of them out in oregon, but there are some problems with getting ducks from there. We live in alabama, and we're not too keen on long distance shipping (we've had a BAD experience with a different breeder). Another BIG issue is they don't sex them and the minimum is 10. We NEED female and only want one more. I could get 10 ducklings if someone else wanted the rest, but i run into the sexing problem. I need a female and i don't have the means/space to raise 10 ducklings until they are 4-6 weeks old. So i have two possibilities... Find another breeder/hatchery closer to the south so i could pick one up (somewhere that sexes, within 6-8 hours from alabama). ----or----- Order them from holderreads and find someone from the forum who can sex ducklings in my area. If anyone could sex the ducklings, they could have all the rest of the ducklings for free. If they don't want them/or not all of them, i'd give the rest away for free to whoever wants them... So, can anyone help? do you know of a breeder/hatchery that has bantams and sexes? maybe even one in the south? does anyone in alabama or near by sex ducklings? I could drive the duckies to someone's area and pay them to sex them for me. Would anyone in/near alabama be interested in my extras ducklings? Any and all info is greatly appreciated!