The rich rural scenery of North Fife, Scotland, provides variety from the historic city of St Andrews and the quaint harbours of the East Neuk of Fife. A Royal Palace in Falkland, a Folk Museum in Ceres, a National Trust Mansion House near Cupar, Balmerino Abbey, Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Dunbog, Glenduckie, Creich, Birkhill, Ballinbreich, Abdie, Upper Flisk and more in beautiful North East Fife. Also the occasional wander.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Ducks North Fife 2012
Mostly Swedish Blue Duck, not pure bred. Ducks are amazing birds, the drakes are very rampant and if they can get their way, they do. The results are quite amazing with genetic qualities of parentage showing through. We have 9 ducks and 1 drake, he is mainly a caller, smallish, noisy and flies with ease. He manages to mount the ducks but has a hard time with the Indian runners with longer necks. To put you in the picture, the drake mounts the duck holding her head down in its bill, she in turn offers her rear end only he can't always reach. It takes a lot of attempts and if they are on water the duck is sometimes drowned. Randy, we all know the mating imperative, ducks have it big style, hence the mixtures that result.
Mallard Cross, both of these ducks are 4 months old and will be laying eggs in the new year.