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!