these are my 8 blue swedish, they are hatchery birds, some i got from tsc and some i got from ideal poultry. i have 2 black hens that carry the blue gene, one splash hen, one blue hen and then 4 blue drakes. i know its drake heavy, but i just ordered my incubator and bought some eggs on ebay. i'm hoping i hatch out some more hens!! i just LOVE the color of these ducks and though they do mess up my water tanks for my goats LOL, i do like watching them splash and swim and my son (2.5) LOVES chasing them. the girls laid eggs, but nobody sat on them, alas, maybe next time??