Ducks

Retired circus ducks take centre stage

Retired circus ducks take centre stage

When I went searching for an Indian Runner drake to join our four white runner ducks, the last thing I expected was that I’d be bringing home a whole team of retired performing circus drakes! I was puzzled when the owner didn’t want to break up the four drakes and sell them separately but the … Continue reading

Konrad the gander under arrest

Konrad the gander under arrest

Alas, our gander, Konrad*, is under arrest and in solitary confinement. His crime? He just has too much love to go round. Konrad is besotted with our white Indian Runner ducks and can’t be allowed in the same area with them as he attempts to mate with them. Being vastly larger and heavier than the … Continue reading

Magic moult makeover

Magic moult makeover

One of the benefits of having feathers is that you get to shed the old ones and grow a whole fresh coat of new ones every year. In the space of just a few weeks each autumn the birds go from looking like they’ve been pulled backwards through a barbed wire fence to looking like … Continue reading

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