The butcher out plans and post will come later, along with lots of new duck recipes..
This post is about figuring out who is staying..
Big Red- New boy from a bird auction 2015.. great build, great temperament and very sweet and gentle with both hens and young ducklings, a great uncle babysitter. BAD with chickens. Good with people Proven Breeder
Young Jake- The great=grandson of Big jake, and the son of WTH drake that was a off with your head, he has a very good temperament mother and I raised them with Big Red, so far, sweet and steady on him, but huge boy! Unproven 2015 hatch
White Boy- New boy from a bird sale 2015, what a great drake, big, great structure, legs, great temperament, good with everything he has been with, all other birds, hens and wee babies, chases cats, defends all his flock but good with humans and can be dog driven- Proven and carries chocolate and Barried
Young Jackie – The great=granddaughter of Big jake, and the daughter of WTH drake that was a off with your head, has a very good temperament mother and I raised them with Big Red, so far, sweet and steady on her to date! Unproven 2015 hatch
Jessie- proven, great sitter (two hatches per year) up to a 100 percent hatch rate
Harreit- Proven, great sitter, (two hatches per year) strong layer, quick to start again, good mother, very nice hen. New from a farm sale 2015, sold to me as a unrelated pair with brown drake that went to a friends, as they looked to be the same age, and I expect they were littermates.
I ideally, I will find one to two hens I like out of Harriet and White Boys last clutch,
So I am going in with 3 to 5 hens, and 3 drakes, this means I have no need for bird sales next year or even a couple years if I do not want to go.