So, my ducks will be a year old March 28th. I have one drake, a pekin, the ducks consist of a white crested, 2 rouens, and a runner mix of some sort. My girls have been laying since the fall but none seem interested in hatching the next generation. I'm in Georgia so its not nearly as cold as other places. However, its been raining a LOT the last few weeks so I've had to make a few adjustments to the duck house. They free range til around 10 PM-midnight or so (just before I go to bed), then I let them out again around 6:30 AM. I usually get 3 eggs unless its been unusually cold or storming. I would like at least one of my girls to have some mixes. But I won't be too upset if they don't. I just bought my first chicks from tractor supply. I'm excited to see that mixed flock as well. I have 3 jersey giants, a barred one, and 3 RIRs. Not sure what the barred one is but its our favorite. The oddball runner mix was our favorite last year. Jeffrey surprised us when he became a girl but she is the only one who lets me pet her and occassionally will let me pick her up. They met the chicks the other day. It was just warm enough for them to be in the rabbit pen long enough to clean their brooder. The ducks kept sticking their heads as close as they could to the fence and making little cooing quacks to the chicks. The rabbits went up and smelled them for a few seconds. The chicks (who are only about 2-3 weeks and about 1/2 feathered) were also attempting to fly in short spurts. It was adorable.