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Wood

Average User Rating:
5/5,
  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Regular, White, Silver, Apricot, & very rare platinum (only seen in females).
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    The wood duck is an American migratory bird and it is closely related to the Mandarin duck of China. They are native to America and are the second most hunted duck after the mallard.
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  • Breed Details:
    Wood ducks are a breed commonly kept in aviaries. They form monogamous pairs, mating with the same mate for their life. The females make a nest in the spring consisting of 8-12 creamy, off-white eggs and they usually hatch in 28-30 days. The young can climb very well. They climb right up out of the nesting box and jump to the ground; the fall kick starts their metabolism and urge to eat. When brooded artificially, some find it difficult to get ducklings to eat. You can fix this by giving them live meal worms, putting domestic ducklings in with them, and smearing wet food on the walls of the brooder. Once started, wood ducks become a very hardy breed. They feather out and fly by 7 weeks. They can be kept in a mixed collection without fear of crossbreeding. They like to swim and really like to have a small pond or pool in their aviary. Wood Ducks are a great breed to own!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. GoldenFlight
    5/5,
    "Super Cute and Very Funny"
    Pros - Adorable, really funny personality, stunning colors, and friendly!
    Cons - Can be a LITTLE feisty to the other ducks.
    We found our little Wood duck (Snuggles), in the summer of 2016. Snuggles has a TON of personality and is always putting smiles on everyone's face that see him!







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    Overall:
    5
  2. twunker
    5/5,
    "Woodys"
    Pros - colorful, well tempered
    Cons - nothing
    i got 2 from a local breeder and they are amazing!
    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    130.00

User Comments

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  1. Miss Lydia
  2. GoldenFlight
    Yes, they do! Thank you! :)
  3. Table4Six
    I raised four wood ducks. One male and three females. They do have really funny personalities. Beautiful duck.
  4. GoldenFlight
    Awwww.... Thank you!
  5. Trefoil
    He's pretty.

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