RANGE: Wetlands, marshes, lakes, and rivers of south-east Europe and central Asia, wintering in south Asia.
HABITAT:Large , shallow, inland waters with lush vegetation offering a plentiful food supply.
GENERAL INFO:It is easy to breed them . They are winter-hardy but sometimes they have problems with the other ducks so it is better to breed them separately.
DESCRIPTION:The male Ruddy Shelduck has an orange-brown body, black rump and tail, a creamy buff head and neck, paler on the face, blackish collar around the base of the neck, and the wings are white with black flight feathers. Females are similar but have a whiter face and lack the black collar around the neck.
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: Second year.
BREEDING SEASON: March.
NUMBER OF EGGS IN A YEAR: 6-16 eggs.
INCUBATION PERIOD: 28 days.