The little red and yellow hen (Silkie x Lt. Sussex) has just hatched four Shetland ducklings from six eggs. These are not for me I hasten to add. I have enough poultry. These are for Innis Ferguson at Sonachan, I promised him ducklings in the Spring but his duck house wasn't ready, now it is so they'll be installed soon.
The Shetland Duck was saved from extinction by Mary Isbister a Shetland Crofter who also breeds Shetland geese and cattle.