Sunday 1 May 2011

I give you....fluffy ducklings!

As you may have read, our last attempt at hatching ducks failed miserably, thanks to Mr Magpie!
However, Cleggy was in regular contact with a kindly lady from Sandbach, who breeds all kinds of ducks and chickens (as well as llamas!) who, on hearing our disappointment, offered him 2 ducklings hatched on the same very kind!

So all boys went on a little trip today, and came back with 2 adorable additions to our (growing) menagerie.
I present LOLA
(so called because she cheeped in time to Barry Manilow's Copacabana)
Lola is a Call duck, which is a small breed with a round beak that comes in many colours. They were bred to lure other ducks into duck traps, although are now kept primarily for decoration or as a pet.
And here is Coco!
who is a black East Indian duck, also a small breed. They have a black bill, glossy plumage and a ‘beetle’ sheen in green, blue and purple.
Geordie Boy absolutely loves them (as does Cleggy!).
More pictures to follow - when I can get them to stand still!
Meanwhile...all 3 chipper nelly outlets are back in business. I was supposed to be making some back stock, but soon got bored (day 1!) and insead made some new pegs:

It’s yet another weird week for the boys this week – only 2 days at school! Can’t believe it’s all coincided with amazingly sunny weather – such a treat!
Hope it’s shining on you too,
Fee x
(pegs available here)


  1. Oh my Lola is just gorgeous! She makes me want to say 'awwwwww'!!! Coco is of course very beautiful too :)

    Jo x

  2. How cute are they. Love the pegs also. Enjoy the rest of your hols. We are so lucky bank holiday's with sunshine - Amazing.

  3. Oh Fee, they are the best! I love them. I just had to play Copacabana to celebrate (also because my eldest didn't know it, I now feel that I have failed as a mother).

  4. OMFG they are SOOOOOOOOOO cute, my heart hurts. x

  5. Ah man they are too cute - can't wait to meet them. Loving the new pegs too,
    Nelly x
    P.s Can you think about signs when you get a second

  6. Oh Fee, Lola and Coco are gorgeous!!

    We had ducks, in fact we had one (a Khaki Campbell) that was a "house duck" for a few weeks, complete with nappy!! She would sit on your shoulder and nibble your ears and was sooooo cute!!

    S x

  7. Oh dearest Fee,

    NOW THIS IS MAGIC! Ducklings has a silly look to them that looks like a cartoon character!!!! I AM ENCHANTED! And thank you for coming over today! Teeeheeee...your mum gives you advice? Oh, how I wish I had my mother; I would listen to her better than I did when I was young...HAPPY DAY AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF THOSE DUCKLINGS! I WANT ONE....Anita

  8. I love LOVE everything I see, Fee. Wish I could grab into my screen to pet those fluffy cuties. Coco is awesome, such a great name! Your works are gorgeous, my friend.
    Have a happy start to the new week! xxxx

  9. Oh my goodness...what adorable little friends! All ended well! I think I would be like Geordie and never want to put them down.

    Enjoy your week ....xoxoxo

    Thanks for the good news today and your art is amazing but where do you find time to do it?

  10. Hooray for ducklings! They are completely darling and what a happy story of how you got them!

    And those pegs? Cute as can be!

  11. Yay! Baby duck pictures! I'm excited - you've got to be also! I thought of you the other day when I was snapping my gosling pics... ♥

  12. so cute Fee, and your pegs look BRILLIANT!!

    I know what you mean about the lack of school days this week, we are back in tommorrow, although have to admit now that I actually work in a school, school holidays have taken on a whole new meaning! enjoy your week xxxx


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