Mallards growing up (2 pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayouchica, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Seems like yesterday, [​IMG] they all have their adult feathers now.They flew out to the bayou once, got scared & flew back to their kiddie pool [​IMG] I've noticed them watching the migrating ducks & geese flying over... makes me very nervous because they hunt them fairly close to where we live.Sounds like WWIII early in the mornings... [​IMG]
    But my ducks are too chicken to leave home & I'm so proud of them,lol.
    Here they are sifting thru the Jerusalem artichoke beds, they love them.
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    LOL, they look possessed in this one.
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  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    aww so cuteee
     
  3. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a handsome group -how is that girl ever going to settle on one?! [​IMG]
     
  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Quote:That's what I'm thinking...once they mature you're going to have some trouble on your hands. You either need to find some more ladies (I know of a mallard breeder near Baton Rouge) or find new homes for your guys. My one white call drake is the head over ALL my ducks (and I have like 30)...I can't imagine 4 w/o enough girls. Beautiful babies though,
    Kristi
     
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Good advice. I've thought about that alot. BR is too far for me to go, Kristi, but thanks anyways.
    There's a guy that raises ducks in my area,he's got all kinds of ducks.
    I feel sorry for their mother who lives on the bayou,she's the only female out of 10 drakes... I sure wish I could catch her.
    What age are they mature? They are about 4 months old & already doing the "wild thing" lol.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They are all beautiful bayouchica. Look great. BTW, you know me as sgtsheart on the garden forum.
     
  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey there gritsar , wow, that's cool.I didn't know that. [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Actually I was thinking of you earlier. My SO and I were driving home from town and "Louisiana Saturday Night" was playing on the stereo. He said soon he will have to take me to LA and introduce me to his mama's side of the family....the coona** side. [​IMG] It'll give me a chance to see if he comes by his hard-headedness honestly.
     

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