Hi everyone. I got a pair of juvenile Ruddy Shelducks from a good friend yesterday. They are 3 weeks apart in age. The supposed male(I can vent sex waterfowl but I am by no means 100%accurate and he had them sexed by another breeder who says it is male, I say female... i guess we"ll see) is the younger one and still downy but has feathers coming in on his shoulders. The Hen is pretty much fully feathered. Now my friends breeding pair have the run of his place, are unpinioned if I remember right etc. but he raised his pair from eggs so I think his are more attached to the property. Haven't seen them fly even once when we were walking around them and they seemed very calm. Now these juvies aren't pinioned and I hate doing it at this stage. Are they young enough to bond to this place, calm down and stay or do I have to play catch twice a year to clip their wings? I completely forgot to ask him when he gave them to me and he is working the next couple days and no reachable so I thought I better ask here. Ideally I would like them to roam our garden since I really like their looks and sounds.