Two out of three children in my home who can speak the English language agree that the proper pronunciation of the world ducklings is three syllables long: duckle-lings. If you know me, then you know I wasn’t expecting to have duckle-lings for another month.
Please meet Sam and Alex:
Do these look like Khaki Campbells to you? They don’t to me either. In fact, they look and act suspiciously like Pekin ducks.
There is only one explanation for this, and that is that we are Suckers.
I was browsing Craigslist and, long story short, when I could get a feed bowl and big bag of feed free if I took the ducklings dependent on said items also, I instantly considered this a “good investment.”
Now we all know why I’m not a stockbroker.
Somehow, I can have a newborn and keep right on blogging, but today I feel like these duckies are going to put me in an early grave. Newborn babies don’t have bedding that gets so filthy you have to double-wash it just to make it sanitary. Newborn babies don’t step in their food bowl and spill it all over their clean bed. Newborn babies don’t swim in mud puddles.
Anyhow, Sam and Alex are a mystery in a number of ways. Sam might well grow up to be Samantha. On the other had, Sam might be Samuel. Alex likewise might be Alexandra…or maybe Alexander.
We just aren’t sure.
One of the duckies is looking conspicuously larger than the other, making me think we might have a Samantha and Alexander on our hands. What to do when only one is male? I say this because they are good friends, and yet we have no intention of keeping a male. They don’t lay eggs, you know.
I suppose we will decide once we know for sure. Pekin ducks look like they are a solid white when grown, but males have a single black tail feather which which novices like us can identify them.
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