Waterfowl Commonly Seen in Practice


Call Duck

Originally imported from Asia, call ducks were developed as decoy ducks to attract wild mallards to the great traps in the United Kingdom (UK) and Holland. First standardized in the UK in 1865. Call birds became popular show birds in the 1970’s. The call duck is the smallest breed of domestic duck, weighing approximately 0.7 kg (1.5 lb). This bantam breed is raised primarily as an ornamental species or as pets. Call ducks make good pets although females do have a very loud quack, making them a poor choice in an urban setting. Image by ‘Just Chaos’


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To cite this page: Pollock C. Waterfowl commonly seen in practice. December 19, 2012. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/waterfowl-commonly-seen-in-practice/