Some of you know I got 6 straight run ducks last week. I don't know the sex of the ducks so assuming I have a 50/50 ratio I am going to need more females. I don't want a problem on my hands with over active drakes and abused ducks KWIM? Should I go ahead and order more females now so they have time to grow along witht he drakes. The selection is so sparse right now and I really don't want mixed ducklings BUT I don't want battered girls either. OH the decision. I don't know if the one Cayuga I have is male or female. I did try vent sexing on them for my first time and got one boy for sure, but I'm sure I've missed some. I do see a difference in feet and body size in the ducks, could this be a sign of male/female? I suppose I could order 4 female Cayuga's in case I do have a male and I have 5 Swedish and would have to order say like 10 more females? I of course am going to have to take whatever female ducklings are available, then I suppose I could get males later that are the same breed. Any thoughts? BTW I NEVER will order straight run ducks again unless I want meat ducks and I don't really ever see that happening. I am going to be overrun with ducks. GEEZ darn those spur of the moment purchases. eta: Oh I forgot to mention I am on the wait list for some of Holderreads ducks, I'd like to have some nice quality breeders for my son's to do 4H projects with so I don't want a bunch of hatchery ducks either. I really don't want to have to separate drakes in a cage.