Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs
When you purchase the Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs, you have an opportunity to hatch and raise arguably the most widely recognized of all waterfowl species. Males especially exhibit rich and deep colors and plumage and make them very popular. Wild Mallards are common in almost all parts of North America, making them very popular as pets for a wide variety of waterfowl enthusiasts.
The Mallard Duck is thought to be one of the first wild duck breeds to be raised in captivity by some early Asian and Roman cultures. It is thought that the Mallard duck is the breed from which all other domesticated duck breeds originated. This includes the Pekin, Rouen, Cayuga, and Swedish Ducks. This information is evident by the fact that all domestic duck breeds exhibit the “drake feather” to differentiate males from females. The Wild Mallard is the only known wild duck breed to have this characteristic.
If you have a successful hatch of Mallard Duck Eggs, your baby Mallards will grow into a beautiful, yet small bird that can fly handily. It’s best to handle this bird often as a duckling so that it acclimates to it’s owners and it’s surroundings. This will help your bird realize where its home and food source are and hopefully keep the bird from flying away permanently if you prefer not to clip the wings. If you prefer a larger bird that is similar to the Mallard but lacks the flying ability, we recommend the Rouen Duck.
These Domesticated Mallards and Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs are used for a variety of purposes. People own them as pets, hunting game, exotic meat products, and showing ducks. Like most waterfowl, it’s best to acquire Mallards when they are very young. This helps them develop an inherent comfort around humans.