So. I bought two ducklings in the spring from our not-local T&S Co. I picked a black one and a yellow one. Their names are Kilo and Zulu, because they were straight run ducklings. Well. It's been some months. Zulu is turning into a beautiful mallard drake and Kilo, after finally outgrowing her "ugly" phase, has decided to be a buff duck. They get on great with everything around them. They're respectably timid, and that's fine with me. My partner and I have this joke that the reason Kilo is so loud is she's from New York and Zulu is telling her funny jokes. She is the loudest of my entire flock - she can out-loud my rooster hands down all on her own. We're afraid someone might make a noise complaint about her. I would like to get some quiet ducks, though. Ones that are little more like Zulu's volume. What are some quieter duck breeds? I was looking at cayuga's, but are they really the quieter duck? I'm not raising for meat, I can't kill anything. But I would harvest the eggs, as I do with my chickens.