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AREA OF ORIGIN: South America

CATEGORY: Duck

EGG COLOUR: White

 

CLASSIFICATION    CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Heavy

 

 

806

 

Old Drake

22

4,5 kg

 

D

Old Duck

24

3,6 kg

 

D

Young Drake

26

3,6 kg

 

D

Young Duck

28

3,2 kg

 

D

 

Originated in South America. It is a distinct race and not a true duck. When crossed with other races its progeny is sterile. Incubation period is 35 days instead of 28 as with other races of ducks. The power to raise or lower the crest on the head like a parrot is unique to this race of waterfowl.

 

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