I have 11 ducklings. They are 4 weeks old and a mixture of Welsh Harlequins (4 female) (3 male) and Golden 300's (4 female). One of the Golden's acts like she is captain of the team. She "protects" them through the wire from my 2 toy poodles and will try to attack. Also any person who comes to look. She puts herself between me and the rest of the ducklings. And they all obey her! They won't try new food unless she allows them. I took them on a couple free-range training sessions and she either herded them or led them. I thought this was cute until I realized she kept the other ducklings from being friendly with me. Now she is very friendly and always comes up to me. Now I am not sure if she is being friendly or protecting the others from me. If she was older I would separate her from the rest for a while but she is only 4 weeks old! Will this behavior effect her when older? If it was a chicken I would be concerned about her acting like a rooster and not laying eggs. Usually the drakes are right behind her but none are more dominant. What should I do about her? I want all the ducklings to be friendly!