Hi everyone! I have been raising poultry on and off since my dad brought home 4 Rhode Island Red hens when we lived in Upstate NY and I named every one: Susie, Henrieta, Penny and Priscilla. That was a few years ago and I moved to SoCal in 1998 ans it wasn't long before we bought acreage and had to fill it! I now have a small flock of self-perpetuating Black Cochin Bantams, some miscellaneous crossbreed hens and I have discovered ducks! I have Pekins, Welsh Harlequins, Indian Runners, Mallards and Orpingtons and a cool Crested White drake. Just gotta love that pompom on his head! Besides these fowl, I have a Royal Palm turkey named Ted and the ducks are the love of his life. I think I really need to find him his own hen...lol. I also have 2 horses, and APHA breedstock mare and her half-Morgan daughter who is just 2 years old and a couple AMHA A-registered miniature horse mares. I raise Colored Angora Goats and have one Nubian doe. That and a couple cats and dogs: a Boerboel, an Akita and a German Shepherd. They all get along with the birds and help join forces against the evil coyotes. =-) I am here to mingle amongst the experts on fowl and expect me to post some questions about ducks. I will be working on my profile and hopefully I can post some pix somewhere...still checking it out. Feel free to contact me any time!