This is most of our group of six: THE BIRD ON THE CINDER BLOCK IS FOR SALE. AND THE BIRD IN THE BACKGROUND WHOM YOU CAN SEE IS ALSO FOR SALE All these birds came from BYCer Birch Run Farm. Four on November 22, the other two on Dec. 6. This is momma. SHE IS FOR SALE NOW. She is about 16 months old, and began mothering and FOSTER MOTHERING ALL AT ONCE this very year. All the other birds you see in these pics were raised by her--yet NONE are blood-related. Three cheers for this good little mother, I say! This is the Alpha drake--he came AFTER the first drake did, yet immediately put him under his (webbed) feet, so to say. HE IS FOR SALE NOW. Look at that tail wagging. He and the little mother torment the Beta drake all day long, chasing him about. The alpha drake simply does not want him around (you'd think it was breeding season! Thoughts on this anyone?) Anyway, Alpha and Momma--BOTH OF WHOM ARE FOR SALE--are not here pursuing the sweet little Duclair Pied girl at the left. NO, they are gearing up for another pursuit of Buddy, the sweet underdog drake. Here is another shot. Muscovies are really interesting in their behavior...BOTH BIRDS DISPLAYING ARE FOR SALE See here poor little Buddy disappearing around the left side of the coop, while his own mother (!) --FOR SALE--slowly pursues him. The two little girls in the foreground are wisely making room! THE BLACK-HEADED GIRL MOVING TO THE RIGHT IS THE THIRD BIRD WHO IS FOR SALE. And here is my little Buddy, the underdog. Here is the alpha drake all riled up--no not aggression here. I don't know what was getting him at the moment! HE IS FOR SALE Here he is at the waterin' hole--nobody gets in his way--nobody. This little doll is Smoki: she came on Dec. 6th with the Alpha drake. Her head coloring is velvety due to the subtle mixture of gray in the black. THIS AGAIN IS THE THIRD BIRD FOR SALE I used to think scovies were useless and ugly. But not any more. They are not for kids, though, lol. An acquired taste. We will use them to fostermother our Campbells as well as for meat (which is reportedly much superior in every way to all other duck meat). Now would you say this little 7 month old is ugly? She's a little doll! She has nearly perfect Duclair Pied pattern. And you could swear this is her twin! Another cutie: Finally, Buddy the beta drake usually hangs out (when he is not being chased around) with the 4 young hens. Here they are (maybe one is not visible) MERRY CHRISTMAS! If we are not allowed to say Merry Christmas, then I demand that Christmas carols be taken off all radio stations and that all work a full day on Dec. 25th. BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND BLESSED NEW YEAR.