We hatched from 5 pens of pastels in 2013 and hopefully adding some additional birds from related lines this fall to move the variety forward. There are some nice young birds growing out. I also will not hesitate to utilize our grays to further their progression down the road.
In the fall of 2011 we purchased 2 pair of pastel call ducks from Mark McKoy of Illinois. These were the only quality pastels available last year due to high demand. Makayla specifically asked for some pastel call ducks as one of her Christmas presents. I have a long history with pastels so adding them was definitely not an issue for me.