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.