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I now have a bearded dragon called FF living with us. It’s been fascinating getting to know a reptile and comparing their behaviour to the birds I’ve known. ~ River @ whatducksdo
Apologies for the long break! The new house, the day job, art, animals and a new relationship has swept me off my feet! Darwin’s grown into a curious, playful young puppyduck! He tricked me into believing I had a female on my hands with his gorgeous slenderness for quite a while… I am still expecting him to bulk up come spring but I’m enjoying this softy learning how to have more authority over his older brother! Here he is watching me clear out the basement. ~ River @ whatducksdo
I am in love with Darwin’s dark eyes. I’ve always had a preference for brown-eyed ducks, but these are so big and deep! What a puppy face… ~ River @ whatducksdo
Little Darwin wants to go places! But their legs don’t work properly yet! ~ River @ whatducksdo
Darwin at under an hour old. When I moved into my new place with Edwin I decided to get him a companion, now he’s not a duck-duck, he’s a people-duck, so this might take a little time… Darwin is the cutest little button, a little chocolate Call :) ~ River @ whatducksdo
Alice was a joy to have in everyone’s life. She came across as this mad, ditsy, hyperactive, climbing duckling, and then we realised she had sight problems, and then she was this mad, ditsy, hyperactive, climbing duck. Nothing stood in her way, and she learnt fast. She knew her name, she listened for the sound of food intently, she would just WALK out of anything, no matter how big or small the problem was, Alice would use the power of legs. We got lots of Alice-o-saur scratches. She fell in love with Monty Senior, and we’re pretty sure they had Billy together. She just lived and she loved it.You run out of things to say eventually, I don’t know, I have friends who can testify I once drunkenly proclaimed my tear-filled love for her… She was such a delight, you should never have favourites, but she made the flock just so much brighter. I don’t know how much I want to go into the cause of her death, it was incredibly unfitting for such a happy animal whose memory can’t help but be tainted by it. My partner and I split up a few months ago, so how he deals with the matter is respectfully in his hands. I will only say that if I were in his position, the bird in question would be dealt with humanely. You need to be able to trust your flock.So, Edwin will be coming with me, Jemima, Lillibeth, Bea, Monty Jr., Billy, Teddy, Dylan and Georgie will be staying with my ex. I have set things up so he can now update you on things his end. Thank you for enjoying this chapter of our lives, and onto the next… ~ River @ whatducksdo
A photograph of mother and son, Alice and Billy, you can see the facial similarities, especially the way they hold themselves!
A quack of skinny Campbells and Campbell x Cherry Valleys!
Petite little Dylan with beautiful, big Jemima behind her. I will never get tired of the different builds in ducks. I also think Dylan has the deepest brown almond-shaped eyes ever. After having to intervene with her hatch (and thinking I’d lose her) I am delighted to watch her enjoying
Alice obviously sees the similarities between Junior and Senior. It’s quite sweet and sad at the same time how she misses her
Monty Junior still looks the spitting image of his late father!
Teddy and Dylan who have told us they are two pretty girls :)
Billy is developing into a striking young man. We see a lot of similarities between him and Alice… Alice is a mummy :)