|Photography by AnnMackieMiller: copyright 2011|
Now here is the question _ where did they come from? Are they crossed from Aylesbury Ducks and Blue Swedish Ducks? But I thought all of those were male.
Or - did a female mallard produce them? I certainly saw a several female mallards being harrassed and mated by both the big white ducks and by the black Swedish duck. We haven't seen the other black Swedish duck around for weeks. Has it been sitting on eggs? I could only see one black adult today so I can't tell for sure. Needs investigating though. I don't know why I find different colourings so fascinating on ducks and geese, I just do, and I can't wait to see what they turn out to be in adulthood. These youngsters have to be about 3 weeks old, as they are mostly white now, the yellow they would have been when they hatched is almost completely gone.
|"let's see who can hold their breath the longest"|