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Swedish Blue Duck

Svensk blå anka (swedish not scientific)

Description:

It is considered to be an endangered breed. Swedish Blue ducks are a relatively popular breed of duck. Swedish population of Swedish Blue duck consists of 163 breeding animals only. This breed of duck is listed as watch by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. The Swedish Blue duck is a medium sized bird, male weighs between 3-4 kg,and the female usually weighs 2,5-3,5 kg. Swedish Blue ducks are very calm birds and make good beginner's ducks. They produce 100 eggs per year of 80-90 g weight. They love to free range and will go broody. The color of Swedish Blue ducks is due to heterozygosity in a color gene. If a Swedish Blue duck and drake breed, the young are the usual 25% / 50% / 25% ratio in: 25%: A homozygous form, black where the blue should be. 50%: As the parents. 25%: The other homozygous form, splashed or silver with combinations of blue and black and white.

Habitat:

Ponds, lakes, wetlands

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2 Comments

El Capitana
El Capitana 12 years ago

Thank you Liam!

Liam
Liam 12 years ago
El Capitana
Spotted by
El Capitana

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

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