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The first baby duck, born on March 26, 2017, had her first coat of pink-and-blue feathers in a litter of 2.
Baby duck’s mother, a white French-Canadian named Danielle, also has a baby duck registry and, after the birth, started raising money for a new baby duck with a special coat of feathers.
Baby Duck’s parents had to wait a few weeks for their baby duck to be born and the baby duck had to be shipped in.
Danielle told ABC News she had never been able to raise money to get the duck to France, so she started a new fundraiser to make it happen.
She’s now raising money on the Baby Duck registry, hoping that more babies will get a coat of feather.
“It’s like a new family, and a new beginning for me,” Danielle said.
“My baby is the first duck to have feathers.
She has an amazing coat, and I’m very happy.”
Danielle, who’s a veterinarian and veterinarian educator, also runs the Canadian Eggplants and Baby Duck Foundation.
She says there are about 1,400 baby duck pairs in the U.S., about one per household.
Danielle’s family had to move away from their home in Quebec when they adopted the baby ducks.
Danielle says she had to leave the family to raise the duck herself, but she hopes to bring the ducks back to Canada.
Danielle, a veterinarian, veterinarian educator and pet care provider, says there’s a lot of hope in the world for baby ducks, and that baby duck is a shining example of that.
“When a baby is born with a new coat of fur, they’re able to be a part of a family for the first time in their lives, and their new family member can be a surrogate mother for them,” Danielle told CNN.
“They’re the first ducks to be able to do that, and we’re excited to see that happen with this baby duck.”
Danielle said she’s also trying to help raise money for the baby’s father, a Canadian born with Down syndrome who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy.
The duck has been named after Danielle, Danielle’s mom and Danielle’s grandmother, and she hopes it will help them get a second coat of the duck’s feathers.
“Our goal is to raise enough money to make that happen,” Danielle explained.
“We have two kids that are in this world now.
We’re really happy that these little babies are getting their feathers back, so they can be part of our family and be a real part of the world.”
Danielle’s parents also had to relocate to Texas to raise a baby daughter.
Danielle said her parents have decided to take their ducks home to Canada and hope to reunite them in the future.
“This is a very big family, so I hope to make this a big family,” Danielle shared.
“I hope to bring my parents back, because they’ve been gone for so long.
So I hope they can reunite with me and my family, but that’s not guaranteed.”