Full Confession

I am either brilliant or an idiot.  You decide.  Recall my wonderful statement – “Google has shortened the life of curiosity” – I love that.  I believe that.

I made this statement because I’ve been waiting to determine the gender of my ducks.  My Swedish ducks.

So the other day I see my Swedish ducks go into the nesting box with the hens.  Hmm…which is laying and which is protecting?  Fluffy head or no-fluff head.  AKA Harry and Slim.  I watch for a long time considering my spring to do list.  No idea who is which.

I study the eggs.  They all look like hen eggs to me but I’ve never had ducks before so what do I know.

Two days later I decide enough of curiosity -let’s google it!

I type in Swedish Duck eggs.

I see Swedish Ducks.

They don’t look a bit like my ducks.

What the heck! (okay maybe that isn’t what I said!)

I abandon all curiosity and google fluffy headed ducks.

A fluffy headed duck is like a curly headed person.

Not defined by gender.

Their bottom half has nothing to do with the decoration on their brains!

Seems there is a fissure in the bone that allows feathers to pop out.

Not making a statement about curly-heads here – just about duck heads.

And Swedish Ducks have a white bib.

My ducks are Khaki Campbells.

I ordered Swedish Ducks.  I assumed I owned Swedish Ducks.

I own two male Swedish Ducks.

I’ve enjoyed my time of curiosity immensely – I imagine some one  that follows me has too.

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