As we hunker down and deal with winter, I’ve been looking back over photos and videos of our 4 ducks — Hewey, Lewey, Dewey and Clyde. Born on mother’s day, we have 2 girls and 2 boys, we didn’t realize until they’d almost hit adulthood just what the gender mix was.
We thought we had 3 girls and 1 boy (the all-black Lewey).
Then we realized that 2 of the girls were boys when they began to change colors (Hewey and Clyde).
Then we realized that Lewey is a girl. Dewey was always a girl in our minds. Girls don’t have curls in their tail feathers.