It was hoped that feathers would fly when two rare male blue ducks were introduced to the only female of their species in Britain. Ben and Jerry were meant to fall for Cherry and help produce some much-needed ducklings. Instead, the two drakes only had eyes for each other – and have been inseparable ever since.
Paul Stevens, warden of Arundel Wetland Centre in West Sussex, said: “To our surprise the two males really took to each other.
"It would have been nice to get a last clutch of eggs from Cherry but Ben and Jerry do make a lovely couple.”
TV wildlife expert Chris Packham said: “Ducks are one of the few species that show homosexual behaviour regularly.”
But the gay love story does nothing to help the endangered blue duck, with just 2,500 now left in their native New Zealand.
Silly birds, don't they know God doesn't like gays? Do you think they'll go to bird Hell for lying in sin with each other? After all, what would they know about the birds and the bees... ;)
I know what the opposition to equality would say here, "That doesn't prove anything." Sure it does. It reminds us that same sex attraction happens to many different species, and it IS natural. If it is natural God must approve of it contrary to contemporary conservative religious teachings.
It is up to all of us to be informed citizens so we can make intelligent choices in our actions. Listen to what is being said and check the facts for yourself. I make a point to cite my sources so that people can read for themselves the same things I bring attention to and know the truth. The truth is that there are a few odd ducks out there, so what? Individuality neither breaks your leg nor picks your pockets.