Friday 19 December 2014
The Duck With A Curly Tail
After losing two of our Aylesbury ducks to a fox, I did wonder what I had been left with, all males or all females, or a mix, I can 100% say we have 1 drake and 2 ducks, I had noticed a distinct quacking that is usually a male and the females tend to squawk, today I spent a bit of time observing and yes there it was
A curly tail a sure sign he is a drake
the girls have neat tidy straight tails
The drake also has a broader head and neck and is slightly heavier in build
His wives follow him around everywhere.
It now looks like I have got a breeding trio, well the breeding bit we will see in the spring fingers crossed, this means we will be able to have duck for the table perhaps even be able to sell some Aylesbury chicks and of course we will have duck eggs.
Back on to the subject of Christmas I got my Christmas cakes done today
It hasn't been left to last minuet, the recipe I use is a Nigella Lawson Chocolate Fruit Cake, and it can be made any time here is the recipe Chocolate Fruit Cake it really is an easy fool proof cake and very moist and tasty. They wont be decorated they are lovely as they are.
Kara has been getting into the Christmas spirit as well and is trying to decide on which outfit to wear
should it be this hat
or the jingly antlers