I have decided to get a pair of ducks or geese in the spring. I rescued a wild female mallard in December, and completely fell in love. She's gone now and I miss her terribly! (Even though she hated me and was scared of me). I've been doing a lot of research (almost obsessively) as to the different kinds and breeds of ducks and geese and I am completely torn. I live across from a small pond which are home to a family of mallards who migrate each winter. They seem super friendly, even as wild ducks. Always walking all over the neighbourhood. I have read that geese interact better with humans, is this true? I want to be able to touch and handle my duck/goose but do not want them to be overly noisy. I know geese can have a pretty loud honk! Also, I have two small children and want to make sure the breed I choose isn't known to be aggressive. I only plan on having a pair (of ducks/geese). The breeds I am interested in are the embden and buff geese and the pekin and cayuga ducks. I love the mallards but my main priority is good personality/friendliness towards humans. I'd love to hear your input as I am a beginner at this. Thank you.