Thursday, September 20, 2012

Back by popular request . . .

One way to tell girl ducklings and boy ducklings apart is to look at their feeties. The boys will be larger and more developed; the girls will be more petite. Of course, the girls are more petite all around, too, so that gives us a clue. Our ducklets happen to be "blondes" and the boys (drakelets) are darker.  (By the way, those claws that you see on the ends of their webby feet are peculiar to the type of ducks they are - Muscovy. They actually prefer to roost in trees at night!)



See?

Want to know what ducklings do on a dreary, rainy day?
First of all, they go exploring . . . what do they care if it's rainy, ay?









  

















(Whispering) See you again soon!

I'm linking up with Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorite Things hop, and with her cohost, Two Succulent Sisters, because these little duckies are some of my favorite things!

Love,


20 comments:

  1. That was too cute seeing all those ducklings. I didn't know that about ducks, the size of their feet. Very interesting. I'm surprised the cat doesn't go after them. I would think she or he would have. I stop a few times a week to feed bread to the fish at Pymatuning Lake here in NW PA "where the ducks walk on the fishes back." As soon as I begin feeding the ducks start honking and swimming towards me, I usually wait for the ducks to come over so they get some too! Mostly there are mallards here. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. They are so cute! And your pets are so forgiving too, Fletcher wouldn't abide any other living creature in his garden. We had chickens once, that didn't last long and he has eyes on the hedgehog....

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  3. Oh my gosh they are so sweet! You have grown quite attached to them I think :)

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  4. That was too funny. Would be cute to see them snuggling with the dog.

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  5. Very cute!! I am educated about ducks now.

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  6. This was so entertaining--thanks for sharing those cute pics of the ducks. :O)

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  7. What adorable pictures. Your ducklings are so verbal too, given their age. I hope you're savingnup to send them to college. They would probably like attending the U of O in Eugene, OR. Their mascot is a duck, after all.

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  8. I LOVE THEM! I think my BIL needs to put in a pond in the yard. Just say'n.....

    Love,
    Thing I

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  9. Thank you for the duckling update! Padsworth must be in his glory helping with the ducks!

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  10. So cute , loved.

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  11. They are so cute. Love to see them growing.

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  12. quite possibly the cutest thing ever! too stinking cute.

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