I am interested in finding out a little information from folks who have raised exotics and wilds. I've done some research on Mandarins and wood ducks and feel like I have a pretty clear idea to have a stable start with them. However, I am also interested in taking on green wing teals. I can't seem to find much information out there on raising gwt, so I'm hoping someone here can offer some suggestions on ideal aviaries, diets, and maybe a clue about how to pursue purchasing a breeding pair or two plus wrangling government paperwork. I currently have a flock of 29, which include two black east indies, some cayuga, welsh harlequins, pekins, runners, and swedes in various colors. I keep my bantams separate from my full sized birds at night, but their crate is only temporary while I overhaul an old brush eaten farm enclosure to house small ducks. Once I get all my connections made and pen built, I hope to have a pair of mandarins, a pair of woodies, a pair of gwt, and another ble or two. Give or take. If they work out well I might expand my operation a bit.