My little Goose-man has found his place in the flock. Happily, he joined the group with less stress than I imagined. The other ducks were extremely welcoming and once he got over his initial fear, things went... well, swimmingly. He still comes to me and begs to be picked up and cuddled though, which I am more than happy to do.
Since that went so easily I thought, "hey, why not add another dynamic to the homestead? We're short on chaos at the moment."
Enter the darkwing duck trio. These are Cayuga ducks and were in need of a home where they could swim and do duck-like things so I brought them home with me. I've wanted Cayugas so it seemed meant to be.
Can you see that iridescent shine? Pretty, aren't they?
As I had hoped, they started swimming and doing duck-like things immediately.
The regular crew shuffled in to see who these interlopers were in their pond and I was ready to intervene if needed. I thought for a moment I heard them snapping their fingertips as they approached, but no.
Much to my relief, there wasn't any conflict at all. The Cayugas just filed out as the Pekins and Runner filed in, and went over to the other pond.
I'm sure they'll figure it all out and form a lovely little salt and pepper flock soon. That ebony and ivory song is in my head... "live together in perfect harmony..."
Have a harmonious Wednesday, all.