We went to visit our friends last week. They had just gotten baby ducklings in the mail the week prior. Yes, you can order ducklings through the mail. I was surprised too. Shipping's a bear, though.
There are three, so we all took turns holding them. They are about 8 days old here.
Check out how little the wing is. Like the arms on a T-rex!
Here's my friend Jen now, trying to show me some sort of finger on the adult duck's wing.
That's Jack, by the way. He's a grown male. The three duckies are going to be his girlfriends when they grow up.
These are Pekin ducks...not to be confused with Peking Duck, which is a roasted duck dish. Pekin ducks are very heavy-bodied, and do not fly.
I think these ducks are generally raised for meat. I don't really care for duck meat, but I do like the eggs. Fortunately for Jack, I think Jen only likes the eggs too!