Yesterday the Mallard duckling I hatched last year took off. She either flew away or, God forbid, something got her. I live in a semi residential area with an electric fence topper to keep out raccoons and not a whole lot of big birds have been spotted. It's bittersweet but I chose not to clip her wings the second time so if she chose she could go. This wasn't a domestic bird. HOWEVER, this leaves me with the Blue Swede drake I got to keep my Mallard company. I know he can't be alone. I'll give it a couple days to see if the girl comes back but I know it's unlikely. She's gone before and come back within a couple hours but not overnight like this before. So, I'm posting to get suggestions on a replacement breed. I'm only looking for one to keep him company. I'd like to get more eggs. Something friendly, not too noisy (since I do have neighbors).