Hello All, I'm a new BYC member and chicken flock herder (with three ducks thrown in!). 13 chicks and 3 ducks - all 9 weeks old today! I ordered 4 ducks and 5 chicks but they sent me 4 ducks and 14 chicks. lost one duckie the first day and one chickie in the first week I ordered a "straight run" and breed-wise they were Hatchery's Pick, so I have no idea what any of them are! Care to make any guesses on breed and/or gender? I think the all black duck is a Cayuga...that's about all I got. Also, I'm still sorting out a lot of things, including the coop and feed, and they always come running at me for treats so I worry they aren't getting enough food. but at the same time, anymore feed and they'll eat me out of house and home! So...do they look like they're about the right size for 9 wks? These are pics of them eating some spent grain from a local brewery as a treat. They seem pretty stoked about it. I tell ya, I am totally in love with my babies! I wish I didn't have to work during the day so I could just watch them. They don't even do that much but it's completely fascinating and makes me so happy! 1) The black one in the front is Peeta. I nursed her back to health from a riboflavin deficiency in the 2nd week or so so she better be a friggin' girl! 2) This is Lady - she's by far the most independent. She's gotta be a hen, right??" 3) This is Toupée, a Crested ____ 4) Bubbles' butt. Loudest duck. White breast, a little bit of blue and green iridescence coming in on the wings, with white tips. 5) Bubbles up close, covered in spent grain. Boy or girl, I love him! 6) No name. I'm especially curious about the black ones and the one that looks like a peregrine falcon. 7) No name yet. 8) Another without a name.