Getting their feathers

The ducks are in the midst of losing their down. Right now, they’re a patchy combination of soft and sleek as their first feathers begin to emerge.

It’s most noticeable with Lilo. You can see the transition on her chest. She’s going to be a beautiful chocolate color.

Meanwhile, we think Ponyo (left) will be a mottled grey and black, kind of like our turkey.

And little Pearl will be cream and tan with a tan “mask” across her eyes. So far, though, she remains buttery yellow with only a hint of the tan to come.

It’s fun watching the ducks grow their fall wardrobes.

From the dining room table, hoping to do some weed whacking in the back yard today,

Mrs. Smythe

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