Mallard

Average User Rating:
3.8/5,
  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    A Mallard green head, yellow bill, and black rump. Some times they can be Snowy or White.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    One of the most familiar of ducks, the Mallard is found throughout North America! Where it does not occur naturally, it often has been introduced. The widespread Mallard has given rise to a number of populations around the world that have changed enough that they could be considered separate species.
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  • Breed Details:
    I myself have never had mallards, but would love to! Where I live though is there winter migrating land soo..... Please pm me if you have some pics of your own and/or any info I could use! I would love for this to be a good page! Credits: The drake and newborn are from Goat_Walker Themain image is from rgn87 and the female is from chickenlittle32

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Recent User Reviews

  1. TashaP89
    3/5,
    "Very pretty and very possessive."
    Pros - Good looking, funny to watch.
    Cons - Very timid, and very possessive over the female Indian Runner he lives with.
    I think my drake is a beautiful bird. I've had him as a female Indian Runner since the beginning of the summer. I have no other sucks as of right now so it's just the two of them living together. They seem to get along great. The only bad thing is since I have no other female ducks he never leaves the side of the one that I do have...And any time they've both been in their house while checking for eggs he starts acting like he's going to charge at me lol... But he usually gets scared and turns around. He is also not a fan of being handled. 20171010_125556.jpg 20171010_125527.jpg
    Purchase Price:
    0.00
    Purchase Date:
    2017
  2. Alexandra33
    1/5,
    "All-around terrible birds!"
    Pros - Ummm....kinda pretty?
    Cons - Aggressive, LOUD, disruptive, hateful, unfriendly, constantly broody, awful with other birds, creators of a stressful environment.
    I literally have nothing nice to say about this breed. Our 3 originals (a drake and 2 hens) nearly ruined the entire duck experience for me. Then they went on to hatch a brood of 4, which only meant carbon copies of their disgraceful parents. One hen in particular brutalized our poor, innocent flock of chickens to the point where they got fed up and nearly killed her out of self-defense. While the other hen wasn't as confrontational overall, once a mother, she transformed into a MONSTER. If I even bent down to refill her waterer, she would rush and attack my legs - by FAR more painful and harder to fend off than any of the 27 roosters I've had. :mad: She left me bruised and bleeding on several occasions. That was without attempting to touch her babies. Sadly, a speeding car killed 4 out of our 5 drakes (all 4 ducklings turned out to be boys) as they crossed our road, leaving us with just the hens and one of the sons. The remaining 3 have since then been rehomed.

    ~Alex
  3. GoldenFlight
    4/5,
    "Good flyers!"
    Pros - Lots of personality, great flyers, and beautiful.
    Cons - Not good layers, less tame, and hens can be louder.
    Some of our mallards.


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    Overall:
    4.5

User Comments

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  1. Chrystine White
    I have 2 Mallards, a male & a female and they are delightful. I enjoy having them around.
  2. GoldenFlight
    Thank you for the support!
  3. Julie Birb
    I am so sorry to hear that about your sweet Adaline. And I agree with you, the comment from duluthralphie is very inappropriate.
  4. GoldenFlight
    Actually the hen in the top pic "Adaline" sadly passed away this summer, so please don't talk about her that way.
  5. GoldenFlight
  6. duluthralphie
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  7. buff goose guy
  8. buff goose guy
    well the american black duck is not truly black, also i would like to point out that i did breed her myself and i have never owned any type of black duck except for a muscovy. I have had no male black offspring since she has been reproducing. Also half the time her children come out as regular grey mallard pattern. So yes there is a true thing as pure bred black mallards and i have it, also when i had her genetically tested she lacked the enzymes and proteins that are found in domesticated mallard derived ducks and she tested negative to any kind of hybrid so i do know what i am talking about.
  9. ramboas93
    Mallards are not bantam ducks(correct term is call ducks). for a wild duck their actually one of the biggest and only wild breed thats not a call duck, all other wild duck breeds sold are call ducks. compared to the other full sized domesticated ducks ya their small but that doesnt make them a call duck not even close, also thats cus other ducks breeds were bred over and over again for size(also hybrids which is what all other full sized domesticated ducks are before they became their own thing after years of breeding, are usually bigger than their purebred counterparts, which also all full sized domesticated ducks came from mallards bred to another wild duck as mallard drakes are the only wild duck who has tail feathers that curl up and all full sized domesticated drake ducks breeds show this trait).
  10. ramboas93
    Their are no true purebred black mallards, shes either a American black duck or a hybrid of both. Also when breeding mallards and American black ducks together their tends to be a higher than normal mortality rate especially in females and that could be why your having such a hard time getting duckling to survive from her.

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