OK, Mr Drake Passed the first of March. Snow White immediately started setting her eggs. Meanwhile Mommy and Auntie had been setting and passing eggs back and forth like usual and I ended up with 7 Ducklings from them. Later Snow White hatched 3 of her eggs. I think Auntie killed one of the babies, another had an accident. When I realized she wasn't letting Snow or the baby near the food I took the baby into the house for a few days. Put the baby back out all was well with everyone. Until Auntie saw the Duckling. She tried to kill it, Man that Duckling could run all out across the yard. Zipped right past the Juniors like a streak of lightening. Back to the house for that scared girl. Auntie is no longer with us, she was delicious. So, I need to choose. Should I Keep the Black Draklet that is surely Aunties? And then breed Mommy and Snow to it. It is black with barring. I hadn't planned on keeping Mommy, but I could for another year. I prefer one of the Pied with a cape like Mr Drake, which could be either Mommy's or Aunty's. Snow's baby is a Duck and I could keep one of the other ducks and breed them to a Caped Pied Drakelet? The one ducks brother, maybe. I can't decide. When Mr Drake died, I was ready to stop breeding them now and start over sometime in the future with new Muscovies. Unfortunately I culled the Juniors, then found out about the new laws 3 days later. With the New Muscovy laws, they are grandfathered in, so I don't want to let the Muscovies go. I also want to be careful of inbreeding. Well, that should have just gave me the answer that I need, the one I don't really want. I can't give up on them anyway. Its the only meat my DH can eat that doesn't bother him and he loves duck sausage. I am the only one that eats the Duck eggs so, I don't really want to keep more than 2 ducks. But then I have a couple of really pretty Ducklings. And of course, little Streak is a beauty like her mother, Snow White.