Just noticed that my (long suspected) drake, Toupee, has gotten his drake feather! He's 16 weeks old but it may have been a couple of weeks earlier. Not at all a surprise as he is quiet as a mouse but the grumpy ladies quack all day long. But for some reason I am feeling very proud and excited about my first chickens and ducks! The drake feather prompted me to have a walk down memory lane through my photos for the last 16 weeks - I can't believe I've kept them alive this long! Seriously though, what is the point of the drake feather except that it's kinda cute and funny? Also feeling pretty lucky as my straight run of 3 ducks has resulted in 1 drake and 2 girls. Whew! Don't know if I'm ready yet to send one to the stew pot!