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Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Ducks |

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

When I started naming the ducks it was really just a way to describe them to my husband and as a way to denote who was who when telling stories about the ducks to friends and family. I started to name the ducks after characters, that matched their physical attributes or character. This worked well for a while, but didn’t really help when it came to simple record keeping.

From now on I’m using a system I’ve seen used elsewhere, that I’m adapting for my own use. This naming convention will have a few simple rules. Starting with 2016, flock members that are hatched from our stock and remain in the flock get a name beginning with A. Those hatched the same year from stock not from Heroux Potager are named with an R.

This allows me to very easily keep track of how old a duck is and where she came from. There will be a drive to continue to keep detailed records about the ducks, but I’m interested in trying this method.

Year Our Stock Outside Stock
2016 A R
2017 B S
2018 C T