My main fav breeds. Welsh Harlequins, Snowy Calls, Cayugas, and Magpies. Slowly and successfully I've gotten my welsh's from another BYC'er. 3 females and 1 male who I now have another nice trio of ducklings from them plus more eggs going in the bator from them Got a pair of pure snowy calls from an auction and she successfully hatched out 7 out of 7 ducklings Cayugas. Well I got 4 females and 1 male. All lay but that good for nothing male doesnt know what a female is!!!!! ok not so bad. Males mature faster then females right? so im just gonna order another male with my next duckling order but the magpies? Im sooo fixing to give up on them! I've had my drake for a year now and dont have even one female for him! First order I had gotten him 3 females. Guess what? I got 2 males and 1 BLACK SWEDISH HEN! Second order I got 3 females. 2 crested 1 non crested. One died in shipment and another 2 days after they got here. and now my last female 3 months old. been perfectly fine falls over dead! im positive its nothing im doing because I was raising other ducklings with them, and they all turned out healthy and big This is my abselutely LAST try! im going to put in a Ideal order for 4, maybe even 5 female magpies so hopefully ill get atleast 1 female out of the group and a male cayuga! if it doesnt work this time I will have a magpie drake for sale in the next few months.. He's big, Fat, Lazy, and probably getting gray feathers waiting for me to get him some girls.