Bashkir duck – Карельский зоопарк

Bashkir duck

Class: Birds
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Weight: 3.5 – 4 kg
Height: About 62 cm
Body length: 51-62 cm
Color: Black with white (variety “black white-breasted”) or pied, grayish-brown (variety “khaki”)
Age of sexual maturity: 4-5 months
Incubation period: About 28 days
Lifespan: 20 years
Habitat: Russia
Diet: Whole grains, compound feed, grass, chopped root vegetables

Did you know?

  • The Bashkir ducks were bred unintentionally and entirely by chance.
  • Bashkir ducks are renowned not only for their tender meat but also for their high egg-laying performance. Each year, one duck can lay around 200-225 eggs, weighing 80-90 grams each.
  • Bashkir ducks always need access to fresh water, which should be changed several times a day as it quickly becomes dirty. On average, a duck consumes up to 2 liters of water per day.
  • Ducks of this breed have a strong maternal instinct, so they will readily brood eggs themselves, often eliminating the need for an incubator.