Hannah was the first to notice that our baby ducks, now full grown, have developed their curly tail – indisputable evidence that they are males. Of course, the recent morning nookie happening on the pond was a giveaway, too. Here’s Puddles (see the little curl?) with Hera and Oscar.

Pekin drake with curled tail feather

In case you didn’t notice, a close-up.

curly duck tail feather

Here was the first clue the babies were boys – Puddles’ raspy, under the breath quack.