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Encyclopedia > Domestic duck
Domesticated ducks
Domesticated ducks

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Domesticated ducks are kept for meat, eggs and down. Many ducks are also kept for show, as pets or for their ornamental value. Most domesticated ducks originated from the Mallard Anas platyrhynchos. Download high resolution version (1600x1080, 195 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1080, 195 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies (Mallard) (Mexican Duck) The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos; Greek for flat-billed duck[2]), also known in North America as the Wild Duck, is a common and widespread dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe and...



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Breeds

There are many existing breeds with more being created today. Most domesticated breeds are descendants from the wild Mallard with exception of the Muscovy. Breeds are sorted into size classes. Below are breeds accepted by the American Poultry Association.

Bantam Lightweight Mediumweight Heavyweight
  • Appleyard
  • Aylesbury
  • Muscovy
  • Pekin
  • Rouen
  • Saxony
  • Gressingham (Wild Mallard crossed with Pekin)
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Binomial name Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies (Mallard) (Mexican Duck) The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos; Greek for flat-billed duck[2]), also known in North America as the Wild Duck, is a common and widespread dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe and... A Cayuga Duck is a breed of domesticated duck used for egg and meat production as well as an ornamental bird. ... Binomial name Cairina moschata (Linnaeus, 1758) The Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata is a large perching duck which is native to Mexico, Central and South America. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Gender differences

There are several ways to tell if a duck is a female or a drake. They can be sexed by voice when their voice changes at 4 to 5 weeks old. Females have a loud quack which ducks are known for. Drakes, however, have a raspy quiet quack. Depending on the breed and variety, drakes have different plumage than females. Day-old ducklings can be sexed by looking inside their vents, but if this is done incorrectly it can hurt or possibly kill the duckling. Drake may refer to any of the following: // [edit] People Drake Bell (b. ... In zoological anatomy, a cloaca is the posterior opening that serves as the only such opening for the intestinal, urinary, and genital tracts of certain animal species. ...


Sometimes drakes have curly tail feathers and female ducks have straight tail feathers.

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Farming

Ducks have been farmed for hundreds of years. They are not as popular as the chicken, because chickens have much more white lean meat and are easier to keep confined. Nevertheless, the duck is a popular and well known farm bird. Trinomial name Gallus gallus domesticus A chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ...


Ducks are farmed for their meat, eggs, and down. Their eggs are bluey green to white depending on the breed.


Ducks can be kept free range, in cages, or in batteries. To be healthy, ducks should be allowed access to water, though battery ducks are often denied this. They should be fed a grain and insect diet. Its a popular misconception that ducks should be fed bread; bread is no nutritional value and can be deadly when fed to developing ducklings. Hardy Meyers chicken operation near Petal, Mississippi. ... The word duck was also used as slang for the WWII amphibious vehicle called a DUKW. It is also a cricketing term denoting a batsman being dismissed with a score of zero; see golden duck. ...


The females of most breeds of domestic duck are very unreliable at sitting their eggs and raising their young, and it has been the custom on farms for centuries to put duck eggs under a broody hen for hatching; nowadays incubators are usually used. However, young ducklings rely on their mother for a supply of preen oil to make them waterproof, and a hen does not make as much preen oil as a duck; and an incubator makes none. Trinomial name Gallus gallus domesticus A chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ... The word incubation (from Latin incubare, to lie upon - cf. ...

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As pets and ornamentals

Ducks can be kept as pets. They can be kept in a garden or backyard and will often eat insects and slugs. A pond or water dish is recommended although they will probably dredge out and eat any wildlife and frogspawn in a pond, and even swallow adult frogs and toads, as they have been bred to much bigger than wild ducks with a "hull length" (base of neck to base of tail) up to a foot or more. A coop should be provided for shelter, and for safety at night from predators such as foxes, as their size makes them unable to fly properly. We dont have an article called Frogspawn Start this article Search for Frogspawn in. ... A cooperative (also co-operative or co-op) comprises a legal entity owned and democratically controlled by its members, with no passive shareholders. ... A fox is a member of any of 27 species of small omnivorous canids. ...


Ducks are also kept for their ornamental value. Breeds have been developed with crests and tufts or striking plumage. Shows are held in which ducks can be displayed.

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See also

Wikibooks
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Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is part of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Peking Duck, or more accurately, Peking Roast Duck (Chinese: 北京烤鸭, pinyin: běijīng kaoyā), is a famous dish from northeastern China. ... Ducks amongst other poultry The Poultry-dealer, after Cesare Vecellio. ...

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Gallery

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External links

  • http://www.ducks4all.co.uk
  • Duck Breed Guide
  • Pictures of breeds of domestic ducks

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Duck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (602 words)
Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than their relatives the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh and salt water.
Most domestic ducks were bred from the wild Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, but many breeds have become much larger than their wild ancestor, with a "hull length" (from base of neck to base of tail) of 12 inches or more and routinely able to swallow an adult British Common Frog, Rana temporaria, whole.
Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.
Peking Duck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (739 words)
After drying for half a day, the duck is hung by its neck in a hot oven where it is roasted for an hour or more, during which time the copious fat of the duck melts off and the skin becomes crispy.
A traditional way of serving Peking Duck is a three course meal: first course was served with the crispy skin and steamed mu-shi flour pancakes, slivered spring onions (U.S.:scallions), sliced cucumber strips, hoisin sauce, and plum sauce.
Crispy aromatic duck is a variant of Peking duck that originated in the Chinese community in the United Kingdom.
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