Hi guys, long time no post (for me) LOL. Some of you may remember my plans of crossing pied indian runner drakes with call females to introduce the pied gene in the calls (no pied calls in Australia) Well the first attempt didn't work, he mounted and all but must have been to young and a bit too big! Anyway while at a local pond I spotted a beautiful mallard pied duck about the size of a Khaki campbell, she was starving so it wasn't hard to catch her (all domestic ducks that are dumped are culled by the council) brought her home, wormed her, and gave her a good feed. About a week later I introduced her to my pied runner boy.... love at first sight.... seriously she ran straight up to him and started flirting full on LOL. So I thought if I breed these 2 together first, keep 2 really pretty pied daughters, then mate the daughters with my call drakes, it will be much more successfull, then just keep crossing down till eventually I will have retained the pied gene and have ducks that are super small and typey. Anyway the pied girl has laid and I have 8 in the bator on day 6, candled them last night and ALL fertile But it is winter here and I cant get the humidity past about 33 percent am worried that this will affect the hatch. Also I have put sponges in there to up the surface area and the bottom of the bator is pretty full, anyone got any other tricks that might help?? I have a duck that was supposed to go broody, she always sets like clockwork after 12 eggs (done it 5 times before) but this time seems she is doing it on purpose anyway any hepl would be great, cheers guys.