My duck child Daffy
Last year there were two callduck nests in our garden.
One nest with 9 ducklings did very well, but the other nest had 24 eggs of both moms.
One of the moms tried to breed them, but it was too much.
Because the nest was abandoned after 5 weeks (normal breeding time is 4 weeks) and we discovered there was still life in some eggs (unfortunately because a magpie found the eggs and broke some), we tried to breed them out.
One week later we got our duck child : Daffy
Isn't she a beauty?!
Painted her a a duckling with watercolor and a little gouache.