I am thinking about trying to hatch out some ducklings for Easter if my testers come back with decent results. I know someone who has had a lot of success with dying the ducklings before they hatch and I was considering asking him to dye some of mine. My sister is a photographer and I was going to let her use the ducklings for some Easter photo shoots. I am trying to find out if dying the ducklings is illegal or not but all I can find it that in NYS it is illegal to sell baby poultry that has been dyed or colored. Since we wouldn't be selling them, just using them for photos, would we be breaking any laws? Is there a way to check into that? We probably would eventually sell the ducklings but not until they had their natural colors/feathers back since we would not be ok with selling them as a novelty just so someone could ditch them as soon as the colors wore off.