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Dutch Hookbill

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Pros: pretty, good foragers, light duck

Cons: a bit similar to runners, quick, good foragers,easy keepers

  Cute little duck, males end up having a blueish beak. Have bibbed dusky. Very pretty green head and bluegray breast with some black wing feathers (males) females have pinkish bill, and similar to  female mallards. Busy little birds....;0)

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Pros: Very old heritage; camouflauged; excellent utility potential

Cons: none

I don't yet have DHBs, but I'm looking into getting some, and this is a good article.

Dutch Hookbill
Description:

The oldest European breed of domestic duck still in existence, the Dutch Hookbill can be traced back to the 17th century in the Netherlands, where it was traditionally raised along canals.

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Breed Colors/VarietiesDusky, White-Bibbed Dusky, White
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
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Breed Details:

The most distinctive feature of the Dutch Hookbill is, of course, its curved-shaped bill. They are similar in size and shape to a small Campbell, weighing an average of 4 pounds. They are very calm, friendly ducks that make delightful pets for the backyard or garden. They do fly (although they tend to stay very close to home), and are generally quiet - although the female can be quite loud when she decides to "tell you" something! Hookbills are good seasonal layers of blue-tinted eggs, they will go broody and hatch their own eggs if you let them accumulate a clutch. In all, they're docile, unique, rare little ducks that deserve greater recognition!

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