I never in a million years thought I would own a duck let alone five, but as fate would have it, here I sit at my computer introducing myself and my flock to fellow feathered friend lovers. My name is Bonnie, I have two kids, three cats, one dog and a very understanding husband. Outta the blue one day I got this idea to get a duck... actually my daughter came up with the idea to get a duck (yes, just one). OK, truth be told, I over heard her praying to Santa about it one night, Christmas was actually over, so essentially what she was doing was asking "why didn't you get me a duck Santa?" She was three at the time and I laughed to myself thinking "oh how cute" What I didn't realize is that she had planted a seed in my brain, a seed that would later grow and sprout feathers, lots and lots of feathers and become my idea!!! By Spring time I had read every duck book I could get my hands on, visited numerous websites and even had my husband on board (not an easy feat). Of coarse by this time one duck had become two and we were anxiously awaiting their arrival to one of our local feed stores. That's when things got crazy, the shipment of ducklings was left overnight at our airport and out of the thirty plus runner ducklings on board not to mention other varieties, all but three had perished. Due to the surviving threes "condition" nobody wanted them, but we did! So, one easily became two, then three and when their adult feathers appeared, it was obvious to us three would need to become five. By the end of fall we had five runner ducks tooling around the yard. Georgette, Cinnamon, Princeton (fawn and white), Dottie, and Francine (blue) Buckas. Buckas is their last name, they don't really answer to their first names but if I call out "Buckas" they run like the wind towards me (kinda like they like me) but then they get close and realize "oh jeez it's a YETI!! and run the other way! I swear I'm not a Yeti but I can't seem to convince them. We have had tons of fun raising, watching, and caring for our Buckas. BYC has been quite helpful on our journey, so I would like to say THANK YOU and hopefully I will bring to the table just as much as I have taken.