The girls have been wanting little yellow ducklings for years, and this year seemed especially ripe for ducks, what with the monsoon mimicking weather. I don't like ducks. They scare me. Especially white ducks. So I made a compromise; they could have ducks if they didn't need to be brooded and they were brown. Introducing Jemima, Matilda, and Drake, the Mallard family. See the hackles up on the ladies? I didn't even know ducks had hackles.