Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Duckie Update

Our pet duckies are doing well. The boys for the most part, are over their spring meanness

Missy seems to miss Queenie the most, now that she is the only girlie ducky . She is making the adjustment well, and is pretending to nest . Missy has laying issues, so she doesn't really lay eggs, but she likes to pretend.

We have left the dividing fences up so that we can give Missy some time in the pool unbothered by the whole gang, I mean the whole flock. However she is not fond of being by herself and because Beau is her very best love, most of the time when we separate, Beau and Missy stay together. Kouta and Darrick are still best buddies - it is so cute - so when we do separate they are very content to have time just the two of them. To us it's one of the sweetest things to see their friendship their brotherhood remain so sweet and faithful. 

Just a review of who is who:

Kouta ,male Pekin, he is King and definitely number one in pecking order, he is the biggest white duck

Darrick, he is our male Cayuga, our little, well comparatively speaking that is, all-black duck.

Beau is the duck that looks very similar to a mallard except he is a Welsh Harlequin. He is always competing with Darrick for the number two position. Unfortunately most of the time Beau loses that fight because of Darrick's close friendship with Kouta. 

Missy , messy Missy, is our only female duck. She is the other big white duck, although not quite as big as Kouta. Pekins are sweet personable ducks but their very
 large size makes them clumsy. She is frequently being chased around by the boys, and sometimes will trip. She repeatedly sprains her knee , actually I think it's her ankle. It is mild and usually a day of rest makes it all better. But she worries us with her clumsiness, we are afraid she might really hurt herself one of these days.

We will say it again and again -  it is not for the faint of heart to love and care for such fragile creatures especially as pets. 


1 comment:

Karen said...

I enjoyed this; have never gone to a blog until now. I'm sorry you lost a duckie and are down to just 4. You must get another female so Messy Missy won't be lonely.