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.
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- A Mallard green head, yellow bill, and black rump. Some times they can be Snowy or White.
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
Recent User Reviews
Pros - Easy to get to standard, and show.
Cons - Flighty, don’t lay many eggs
I have kept mallards for a few years now, they are very nice ducks to have around the farm. If you want to keep them as pets you should clip there wings. If you are keeping them as Show birds you should keep them in a secure area and handle them regularly.
Mallards come in multiple varieties such as natural, white and bibbed. Natural are the easiest to keep clean, and white are the hardest to keep clean. This is my review for mallard ducks.
Some of my newest mallards:
"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.Glennmm likes this.
"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. 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.
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