Thursday, March 22, 2012

Duck Miracles

I've posted some half blurry pictures of my beautiful super-fast growing ducklings.  I love these ducks! I find that i look forward in the evening to rushing home so i can watch them swim and play.  They're therapy for me.  


But that's not why i got them, remember.  I got them so that they could make little babies for us to eat.  That's the long and the short of it.


Well, now that they're about 8-10 weeks old (they're not all the same age), i've been thinking that i should be able to start telling who's a boy and who's a girl.  


But they all seemed to look the same.


This morning, i started doing some reading and found that at this age, the best sign of gender is size.  "They" say that the boys will be much much bigger.  


Hmmm.


So, this morning, when i should have been getting ready for work, eating breakfast, making a lunch, putting on make-up, drying my hair...


...i was in the coop instead.  Eyeballing ducks, early in the morning.


And i finally learned something.  I looked at their feet.  Their feet have identified them from the beginning.  Each has different coloring.


I discovered that the duck foot that used to be the smallest is now about twice the size of the other ducks' feet.  Twice the size.  That's the indicator.


 Do you know what that means?  It means one boy, and three girls.  A perfect breeding group.  Extremely pleased doesn't even touch how happy i am about this.  :)










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