Sir Drake has replaced Whoppo. Sir Drake is a perfect gentleman, his girls (he has five at the moment), and the girls respect and love him, right from the very day he came. He treats them well, and mates with such a manner, no wonder they didn't like Whoppo either. He was bad to us all, and this makes me feel happy to have such a fine new member of our clan. He still does that Muscovy drake hiss and the air blowing out his lungs like an old windbag, but that is not in an aggressive way, as Whoppo did. This dude is huge too and he should throw some great looking offspring. We have been saving eggs from his work and Cookie is brooding on 20 eggs from him. We'll see what his children look like, the colours of the Muscovys are so different. I will be posting pictures of the babies that are almost adult size now, their pretty colours are now showing and we have maybe two females out of the group. That is good, because the males make such a bigger meal, hee, hee. One of the girls is almost all white, her mother was very white with just some black on her body. Oh gotta love the ducks!!!!
He has the strangest, but most beautiful eyes, and the lovely feathers on the top of his head when he puts them up look like a fine old gentleman with black and grey in the hair, the salt and peppery look. I am loving Sir Drake, I only wish that Whoppo could have been so nice. Enjoy the pictures, have that incredibly wonderful and beautiful day while you are at it. Cindi
Sir Drake is the one in the back in this picture