RANGE: Estuaries, and salt marshes in coastal counties of the UK, north-west Europe and across into Asia.
HABITAT:Large , shallow, inland waters with lush vegetation offering a plentiful food supply.
GENERAL INFO: They are peaceful ducks and they can live easily with the other ducks. They are also winter-hardy but they need always fresh water.
DESCRIPTION:The male Shelduck has a dark glossy green head and neck. The lower neck and upper breast are white with a chestnut brown band around the breast and mantle, a white back, the underside is mostly white and the wings have black primary and secondary feathers with white forewings. The beak is red with a conspicuous knob on the upper base, and the legs are pink. The female is similar but is smaller, duller, a narrow chestnut band around the breast, and does not have the knob on its beak.
AVAIRY POSITION:Well planted 12m2 avairy with a pond.
FEEDING: Corn, wheat, oats, rye, millet, milo , stale bread, potatoe, greens and pellet feeds.
BREEDING AGE: Erkekler iki yaşında olgunluğa ulaşırlar.
BREEDING SEASON: Mayıs başı.
NUMBER OF EGGS IN A YEAR: 7-12 yumurta.
INCUBATION PERIOD: 28 Gün.