hook & line
quill & note
space & time
reason & rhyme
yin & yang
* Mallard & Muscovy feathers predominantly
Mallards have their issues too, and here’s how they work them out. A quacky upstart gets the idea that she’s dominant, and challenges the existing dominant female to a duel. It starts literally head-to-head, with each trying to uproot and submit the other.
They don’t bite, although they are fully capable, as this is a test of strength & brute force to determine dominance.
It quickly escalates & gets really quacky!! The chicks finally clear out (below) to avoid getting crushed.
The other ducks stand aside & witness, as feather fly when their wings are put into use, dueling for dominance!
Finally there is a submission, and everything is quickly back to normal, with no hard feelings as the alpha female takes her familiar place.