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All Mallards originate from the wild Mallards native to North America. This small, flying duck is part of the Bantam Class and our Mallards have retained their excellent flying ability which is evident by 16 weeks. They also do an excellent job of hatching and raising one or two broods of ducklings each year. They weigh 2.25-2.5 lbs and the female lays 60-120 large buff, green, or blue eggs per year. Eggs will weigh 65-75 grams.
The males and females are similarly colored in shades of brown as ducklings but the males attain their beautiful coloring by 14-16 weeks of age -- their beautiful green head and white neckband. The females retain their brown coloring and when mature, have iridescent purple wing feathers on their sides.
A permit is not needed to own or sell Mallard ducklings but all domestically hatched Mallard ducklings are required to be identified by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. For this reason, our breeders remove one back toe when the ducklings hatch. This is an acceptable method as per this governing body. It is proof that your birds were domestically hatched and not "kidnapped" out of a local marsh.
Our ducks will fully integrate with all the other breeds that we offer. If you want purebred ducklings hatching from your ducks, make sure you separate your ducks by breed during the mating season. Or you can let your ducks cross and see what different shapes and colors you will get with their ducklings.
- Although your waterfowl order will need to be picked up from your local post office, please provide us with your physical address when placing your order. We cannot accept P.O. Box numbers for orders.
- The minimum order of day-old ducklings shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
- We are unable to ship Mallard Ducks to the states of Florida, Arkansas, or North Dakota.
Waterfowl are hatched and shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays of the shipment week that you choose at checkout.