Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs


Mallard Ducks are similar to Call Ducks, but they are a little bigger. They have a plump body, short legs and a rounded head.

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4 SILVER MALLARD DUCK EGGS FOR HATCHING VERY RARE MALLARD COLOR VARIETY

4 SILVER MALLARD DUCK EGGS FOR HATCHING VERY RARE MALLARD COLOR VARIETY

1 $20.00 17h 49m
12 RARE SILVER Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs

12 RARE SILVER Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs

- $35.00 3d 11h 24m
18 dozen flying mallard hatching eggs

18 dozen flying mallard hatching eggs

- $35.00 7d 5h 24m
One Dozen Hatching Mallard Duck Fresh And Fertile

One Dozen Hatching Mallard Duck Fresh And Fertile

- $15.00 10d 20m

Mallard Ducks


Arguably the most widely available duck in the whole world, Mallard Ducks are found all across the Northern Hemisphere and in Australia and New Zealand. They have been around for a long period of time and are considered to be the ancestors of most of the ducks that we see today apart from a select few which have evolved from the unrelated Muscovy Duck. It could be easily distinguished from its green and yellow bill which makes it stand out from the crowd.

Characteristics

The male form of the Mallard, also called the drake, has more of the distinctive coloration that characterizes a Mallard. Just below its bright green head runs a thin white ring along its neck which is followed by the chest colored chestnut and at the end comes the gray body. The female Mallards have a spotted brown body with a slight drabness to it. However, this is overcome by the bright iridescent purple-blue wing feathers that can be seen as patches on either side of its body. The size of a fully grown Mallard can reach up to 26 inches in length and can have a wingspan of 39 inches. They can weigh up to 3 pounds which classifies them as medium-sized among water fowls. The Mallards are one of the noisiest of ducks and are known for their quacking. Before mating males also make a very shrill sound.

Breeding

The courtship for Mallard Ducks would start in fall. The courtship is followed by pairs being formed in winter. The Mallards will build their nests within a hundred yards of a water source. They use soft reeds and grasses to build the nests and conceal it in tall grass or reeds. Once the female lays the eggs the male would dessert her. Each clutch of eggs would have anything between 8 to 13 eggs and will take about 28 days to hatch. The ducklings are able to swim and feed themselves on insects soon after they hatch. However they still sought protection near their mother.

They are quite often used to interbreed with their near relatives. These would include other waterfowls such as the American Black Duck. But this interbreeding is not only limited to close relatives and is possible even with the most distantly related birds such as the Northern Pintail. Such interbreeding has resulted in a wide range of hybrids which, to the amazement of many, have remained completely fertile. Scientists have attributed the late and rapid evolution of the Mallard as the cause behind such an exceptional phenomenon.

Habitat

Mallards could be found everywhere, all over the world. It is equally abundant in North America as it is in Asia, Europe and the countries of Southern Hemisphere such as New Zealand and Australia. They prefer quiet and shallow sanctuaries but would live in almost all sorts of wetlands including lakes, ponds, estuaries, river bends, marshes and even ditches. This adaptability has allowed them to grow in numbers and spread all over the world.