I have fallen in love with these after going to poultry shows last weekend and want to see if I can get the hubby to buy into the idea of getting a few, maybe next spring/summer. It might not be easy since he says they "creep (him) out," but the bigger problem might be the quacking. Runners were judged in rings on Sunday, three in the ring at a time. I don't know for sure how many were entered, but I'm thinking 20-25. After the first three rings, I asked one of the helpers if all of them quack that much, and he gave a vague some do and some don't. There must not have been any of the ones that don't entered in that show. Every single one of them just went in circles or back and forth in the ring, quacking the entire time. Not one of them ever stopped, even for a few seconds. Thanks to anyone who can tell me if this is expected behavior. I was wondering if they might have done this because of being in an unfamiliar environment, but show ducks are typically conditioned to behave at least somewhat in character when they're at the shows. My hubby would never buy into having ducks that never shut up, and I think it would probably grate on even my nerves after a while.