The Midas Ducks weren't actually supposed to be ducks. A studio in the Ukraine was hired to do the art of this dragon, and they were titled as "Midas Drakes". Where in English, "Drake" is often used as a synonym for "Dragon", it translated in some other langauges to "Duck". Although many of us are aware that 'Drake' is the general term for a male duck. So midas ducks were created instead, and the developers liked it anyway, hence we got midas ducks instead of midas dragons.