Obviously two very different questions but I'm lazy and didn't feel like making two posts. First, about diaper sizing. I bought a diaper harness for my Bill Bill about a month ago from The Goose's Mother & Father. "His" snap measurement from neck to oil gland is ~9". I can't remember exactly but think that's the only measurement they ask for. Bill was 2 months old when I ordered his harness and weighed 4 lbs, I included this info with my order and entered "white layer" as the breed. The harness I received is a size 3 which seems big even when I have the belly straps pulled to their shortest length. I wouldn't think this was an issue except Bill has a tendency to kick out of the belly straps when he's having a diaper tantrum. I emailed the goose parents about the size, and asked if I could/should try a smaller size when I order a second harness. They said this was the right size, Bill would grow into it. Bill Bill is now 3.5 months old, still weighs around 4 lbs, snap measurement is still ~9", and the belly straps are still loose. I really don't think he's going to to grow much more... especially since I'm fairly certain he's a girl and his dad only weighs 5 lbs. So I guess my question is, for anyone who has ordered/uses Goose's parents' diaper harnesses, do you think I can request a smaller size harness? Or should I give a different duck breed in order to get a smaller harness? (They said "white layers" are also known as "jumbo Pekins"...) I'm also going to need a diaper harness for Bill's younger "brother" Pipsqueak who is almost 4 wks old. Pipsqueak just moved up to the largest pants from his pack of baby diaper harnesses. Now for question #2. Are there diseases that cause freckling on ducks' bills or is it safe to assume that Bill Bill just has adorable bill freckles? I tease and say he caught freckles from my husband. I've been assuming that it's just his color genes turned on and giving him cute freckles but I'm absolutely in love with this baby and would hate to find out too late that freckles are a sign of something bad. (Because that's how my life goes sometimes.) He hasn't always had a freckled bill. They've been coming in slowly. It was one smallish freckle at first, I thought it was dirt but it wouldn't wipe off. Then it turned into a bigger freckle, followed by a few more big freckles. Then a few days ago I noticed a lot more tiny freckles. He also has a couple black spots inside his mouth that I can only see when we're snuggling and he yawns. Here's Bill's super cute freckled bill.