RANGE: The Far East; China , Japan ; introduced into southern England.
HABITAT:Ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers in deciduous forests, none of them with abuudant food sources; also; mountain lakes in evergreen forests. Migratory birds.
GENERAL INFO: They are one of the beatiful ducks of the world. It is easy to breed them and they are winter hardy. In their native habitat they use tree holes, they require always nest boxes. the nest boxes should be 50 cm above the ground and a small ladder should lead up to the entry hole so that birds with clipped wings can get to the nest.
DESCRIPTION: Male 43 cm. They can get very well with the other ducks.
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 but also in the first year they can lay eggs.
BREEDING SEASON: April
NUMBER OF EGGS IN A YEAR:8-12 eggs.
INCUBATION PERIOD: 28 days.