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Black Magpie Ducks

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Black Magpie Ducklings

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Price: $8.29

Availability: Sold Out until February 2016

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Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)

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Black Magpie Ducks

The Blue Magpie Duck is a very attractive bird, renown for its beautiful blue and white plumage in adulthood. The Blue Magpie Ducklings have a unique feather pattern with grayish blue feathers on the saddle, rear and on the top of the head. Other than general size and weight, the male and female Magpie ducks are identical in appearance. The Magpie was developed in Wales in the early 20th Century and was brought over to the United States in the 1960s where they were eventually admitted to the Light Weight duck class of the Standard of Perfection in 1977.

The Black Magpie is a light breed and are somewhat smaller in size and stature when compared to a Rouen, thought still unable to sustain flight. To develop the unique color pattern of the Magpie, breeders used a combination of the Black Swedish to achieve the white bib, and the Fawn and White runner to emulate their plumage pattern. They stand upright and carry themselves with stature in a similar manner to that of an Indian Runner Duck.

Although they are often kept as pets for their beauty, Black Magpies are also bred as farm ducks for their eggs and meat.
Product Facts

Black Magpie Duck Info

  • Weight - Drakes: 5-6 pounds ; Hens: 4-5 pounds
  • Color - Predominantly white, offset by two colored areas on the back from the shoulders to the tail, with another black area at the crown of the head, feet and beak are orange with black spots
  • Egg Color -Greenish blue and white
  • Country of Origin -Wales

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Black Magpie Ducks April 10, 2014
Reviewer: Joanne Heitz from Renton, WA United States  
I received 11 lively black Magpie ducklings in prime condition the day after notification of their shipping.  They are doing great and growing rapidly.  Many thanks.

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