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Blue Swedish duck

Svensk blå anka

Description:

The Swedish Blue duck is a medium sized bird, male weighs between 3-4 kg; the female usually weighs 2,5-3,5 kg. Swedish Blue ducks are very calm birds and make good beginner's ducks. They produces 100 eggs per year of 80-90 g weight. Swedish Blue ducks are a relatively popular breed of duck. Swedish population of Swedish Blue duck consists of 163 breeding animals only. It is considered to be an endangered breed. This breed of duck is listed as watch by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

Habitat:

Public Park Pond

Notes:

This was an early morning spotting around 7 am, just after a hot air balloon mass launch in the park. This and many others live in the park pond and creek. We woke several, they hadn't gotten up and around just yet. But most were up with the dawn and all the people looking for handouts.

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2 Comments

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Thanks, Jason... This looks right on! And judging by the explanation on the breeding and how the coloration of the young would be, this explains the black and silver speckled ducks that live in the same pond! Neat to know there is a rare breed there living "wild"!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

I think he is a mallard male. Sometimes they have different coloration -- maybe juvenile??

Michelle Parish
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Michelle Parish

Albany, Oregon

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Sep 14, 2011

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