michael Devlin — July 17, 10:37PM
what breeding code for ducks/geese with ducklings
the ducklings are not fledged yet and not on a nest just walking or swimming with a parent(s) what is the correct breeding code to use?
Dave — July 17, 08:05PM
The verb fledge can be used several different ways. It does not necessarily mean they have feathers big enough to fly. It can also mean the act of acquiring feathers. Thus most any bird who has left the nest can be said to be fledged. So fledged would be the correct breeding code.
Ian Hearn — July 17, 08:37PM
Yes, recently fledged young.