It's time to join in on the fun at Lily Pad Quilting: Pets on Quilts. This is my first year to participate, but I have ahhhhed and ahhhhed over others pets. I am in the "other pets" category with my five ducks on a quilt.
My ducks (left to right) are Emma, Maisy, Jordon, Grey, and Pepperoni. The chicken in the forefront of the picture is Orange. Wiggles the rooster and a few others watch from the rear of the picture. Pepperoni is a drake (male) and the other four are females (did you know that a female duck is just called a duck?)
It was easy to lure the ducks onto the quilt with the watermelon. It was also easy to get them all to look at me at the same time because I made the noise my rooster makes when he sees a hawk in the sky. They all freeze and look. Say cheese... I mean quack!
They all have distinct personalities. I was amazed at the differences when I first started raising chickens and ducks over three years ago. Grey is the most friendly and adventurous. Maisy was the first duck I purchased. Her partner was eaten by a fox this spring. :( I purchased four ducklings the next day to keep her company. Ducks are very social. Maisy doesn't mind hanging with the ducks or the chickens.
All of them just love watermelon. It's been such a great season for watermelon this year here in Ohio. They are dining on my Nested Churn Dash table topper. Don't worry. I washed it right away after the fun photo and it's all good. I made the Nested Churn Dash during a quilt along with Quilt Jane.
Check out all the other cute pets here.