Crested duck – Карельский зоопарк

Crested duck

Class: Birds

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

Weight: 2-2.3 kg

Height: 50-60 cm

Body length: 45-50 cm

Color: varies depending on the variety (white, black, brown, etc.)

Age of sexual maturity: 6 months

Gestation period: about a month

Lifespan: about 20 years

Habitat: in the temperate and northern zones of Eurasia, preferring forested areas

Diet: crested ducks need a balanced diet consisting of grains, legumes, and corn

Did you know?

  • The main distinguishing feature of crested ducks is the presence of a growth on their heads covered with long thin feathers, forming a luxurious cap or crown-like appearance.
  • The size of the crest is directly proportional to the size of the bird; the more magnificent and majestic the “crown,” the smaller the duck’s weight.
  • The crested duck is not demanding and is quite modest about living conditions. It will eat whatever you provide without fuss.
  • If one of the parents does not have a crest, the offspring will also be “uncrowned.”