White Wood Ducks are essentially a white colored variety of American Wood Duck. The white and pale buff plumage of the White Wood Duck results from a genetic mutation that is not too uncommon in the wild. The essential characteristics -size, shape, and crest- of the White Wood Duck remain identical to that of the, American Wood Duck, a popular duck breed and game bird native to North America. Wood Ducks inhabit all varieties of freshwater wetlands throughout the country and rank as the second most hunted duck following the Wild Mallard.
White Wood Ducks are relatively small birds that fly easily, and they are one of few duck breeds to nest in trees. Wood Ducks are short-distance migratory birds and tend to winter in slightly warmer climates. A good percentage of Wood Ducks in the Pacific North West region are non-migratory. White Wood Ducks rarely survive in the wild mostly because their bright white and brown plumage make them much more visible and vulnerable to predators. If you are looking for a larger flightless bird, we recommend the Rouen, which is too large to fly and will not migrate.
It is important to note that these Ducks ship to the buyer as juvenile pairs. The female will start laying this season. The White Wood Duck and all other varieties of Wood Ducks make good first time birds for enthusiasts interested in raising and breeding rare or exotic adult birds. These birds are extremely hardy, and an excellent choice for those with some space restrictions.
Only order these beautifully colored grown ducks if you will be able to provide an environment similar to its natural wild habitat. Areas with closely accessible wetlands or properties with slow moving creeks or rivers are best. A good living environment will help to ensure a good life quality for the birds as well as better egg production and reproductive capacities.