Hi everyone, first post here and new to the forums. Finally decided to make an account after reading threads on here for months! We got chickens and ducks over Mother's Day weekend of 2017 and have been thoroughly enjoying ourselves with them every since. They're all so quirky and fun to watch grow and change! Unfortunately we are within city limits and can not have roosters, and thus had to get rid of two of our chickens once they starting crowing though. Now we think we have a boy mallard duck! We were told we were buying two female mallards, but one grew to look exactly like a female blue trout runner and the other looked like a female mallard until just this week. Now that one's head is turning green and the body is turning silver! So, we don't want to get rid of "him" just yet, we don't want only one duck. Will they mate successfully being different breeds? From what I've read, it seems that won't be an issue. How many ducklings should we expect out of a first time mommy? Does she have to be a certain age before she's capable of laying? If they do breed, will the babies come out looking like the male and female versions of both breeds, or will they be some mix of the two and therefor harder to tell female and males apart? Eeek!! Help us newbies!! Thank you, so happy to finally be a real member here!