I thought I’d do a separate post to reveal the duckling names, to make it easier to refer back to in the future.
For our first batch of ducklings, we named them with “B” names for boys, and “G” names for girls: Bert, Bill, Gert, and Gill. For this batch, we initially chose names on that system, based on the country of origin of each breed, then decided to use the breed name as the initial, since the gender is more obvious. Fortunately, our remaining adult duck, Bert, fits into that system too, since he’s a Buff breed: “B” for Buff.
In the following picture, the Buff is leftmost (with her head not visible): her name is Betty. (Actually suggested in a blog comment.)
The two ducklings in the foreground are Khaki Campbells, developed in England, so we considered “K” and “C” names. I think the left one is male, named Clyde, and the right one is female, named Cora.
The one next to the yellow EcoGlow is a male Blue Swedish, named Sven, and the one at the back is a female named Sonja.
The two at the bottom of the ramp are Rouens. We had ordered one female and one male, but unfortunately we received two males (they refunded one). The breed was developed in France, so we went for French “R” names: Raoul and Rémy.