The Question: What kind of baby waterfowl are sheltering under mom’s feathers?
A American Pekin duck
B Snow goose
C Mute swan
These mute swan cygnets (young swans) are characterized by their dark bills and gray down. As they grow, their bills will turn orange and their feathers will fade to white. As adults, they’ll weigh up to 30 pounds—the second-largest waterfowl species, just behind the trumpeter swan.
The correct answer is Mute swan.