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Black Crested Ducks

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Black Crested Ducklings

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Price: $8.29

Availability: Accepting Pre-Orders for Late March Shipments

Duck Gender

Gender of Ducks*:
Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)

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Black Crested Ducks

The Black Crested duck is black and iridescent green bird with a feathered crest on the top of the head. The Crested Duck first appeared for show in Great Britain, and have been popular to breed and raise for their unique appearance. Nearly all types of ducks can be bred to have crests on their heads, as it is actually a genetic mutation which allows tissue to emerge through a gap in the cranium.

Black Crested ducklings are completely black but will develop some greenish and possibly even white feathers as they mature. These birds are bred primarily for show and ornamental purposes., as they are not excellent egg producers. This breed of Crested Duck was admitted into the American Poultry Association, and is the only other crested duck breed to be a member other than the White Crested Duck.

Crested Ducklings are difficult to breed and hatch due to the precise genetic specifications necessary to produce the crest mutation. We do not recommended Crested Ducks for beginner breeders. However, if you are looking for a unique and cool pet, or a great bird to lay eggs, Black Crested ducks are a great choice.
Product Facts

Black Crested Duck Info

  • Weight - 4-6 pounds
  • Color - Mainly black with occasional hints of iridescent green and even white, orange feet and beaks
  • Egg Color - White
  • Country of Origin - England

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