Phil’s family is growing up rapidly. I think all four ducklings are drakes now, which means we could have some interesting dominance contests coming up.
Good luck picking out Phil in this photo! He’s in total eclipse, and two of his sons are bigger than he is. Their mother is the big duck in the middle. I am beginning to think she is a wild mallard/Rouen cross, just because of her great size.
This one will be a classic greenhead. I almost guarantee it.
This one is very dark, so it’s difficult to see what color this one will mature into.
I don’t want to count my eggs before they’ve hatched. Especially with this duck, who has had four nest failures this summer.
But she’s currently brooding 11 eggs. Maybe there will be hen ducklings in that clutch!