I have new loves!!! They are so darn cute it hurts…I like the yellow and brown one with the light beak and orange feet (pic 4, farthest to the right).seems the rest that have yellow and brown have dark feet and beaks....he stands out! What's spraddle feet?
spraddle feet is when the ligaments inbetween the legs stretch out. The duckling can't walk because the legs are out to the side. To fix it (hopefully) I have cut a piece of pipe cleaner (chenille straw) and wound it around the legs to bring them closer together so it will heal. Hopefully it will only take a few days. If not, then unfortunately, I won't let him suffer. He probably slipped and stretched the ligaments.
Debra, what a sensible daughter you have! Highland cattle are my favourite breed of cattle. I also used to raise Muscovy ducks with Basenjis - they always got on and used to travel with us on family holidays. Not much fun for my husband who was the driver. (A van filled with 4 boys, six Muscovies and 5 Basenjis and a wife of course!) Those were the days!! I envy you Arlene.
Thank you for the pictures.