Jody, ya, I know about how aggressively protective the runner mothers are. We had some last year (before they got killed by that night creature, eeks). When they had babies, man did they protect!!!
Sir Drake does have the most intriguing eyes, that is what holds you watching him, a beauty. We'll see what comes. The babies that are about 2 weeks old now I think come from Whoppos genes, as are the ones in the incubator, due to hatch next Friday. The two month old babies too are Whoppos. The clutch that Cookie is sitting on (20 eggs) will be Sir Drake's progeny. We usually put 12-14 eggs under the duck, but the woman who I got Sir Drake from said she puts 25 under. I thought I would go in the middle and put 20, so we'll see. I love the broody mother and the hissing that they make, yep, yep, baby factory here and life is good. Have a wonderful, most beautiful day, we have a great life. Cindi