Duck

Duck

KNOWN AS

Male: Drake
Female: Duck
Baby: Duckling
   

REPRODUCTION

Gestation Period: Eggs take 28 days to hatch, except for Muscovies, whose eggs hatch at 35 days.
How many offspring at a time? Clutch sizes vary from 4 to 14 depending on the breed of duck.
   

GENERAL FACTS

Food Class: Omnivore
Food: Vegetables & greens, natural grains, fish, insects and amphibians
Average Lifespan: Wild: 5 to 10 years; Domestic: 10 to 20+ years
Uses: Food (meat and eggs), feathers, pets
About Uses: Duck eggs are more nutritious than chicken eggs.
   

FUN FACTS

Oldest: Oldest known Mallard duck was 29 years old
Smallest: The Call Duck
Biggest: The Aylesbury Duck is known as the largest breed of duck.
Most Offspring: 21 Ducklings (Mallard)