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Rudy, Domestic Duck Helps With Food Prep and Meets a Friend   Nature
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Domestic Duck vs Feral Mallard
Domestic Duck vs Feral Mallard
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Bumpkin the Domestic Duck
Bumpkin the Domestic Duck
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Feeding the Domestic Ducks
Feeding the Domestic Ducks
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Domestic duck...
Domestic duck...
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Domestic Ducks Grooming at the Temecula Duck Pond, California
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Domestic Ducks
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Rudy Domestic Duck, Gets A New Toy - Nature
Rudy Domestic Duck, Gets A New Toy - Nature's Nursery
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Haines Canyon Duck Rescue
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Pekin Duck Industry in the Philippines- Agribusiness Season 1 Episode 1 Part 1
Pekin Duck Industry in the Philippines- Agribusiness Season 1 Episode 1 Part 1
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Domestic Duck Breeds - Welsh Harlequin Ducks
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My Pet Ducks
My Pet Ducks
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Pekin Duck Breeding- Agribusiness Season 2 Episode 4 Part 2
Pekin Duck Breeding- Agribusiness Season 2 Episode 4 Part 2
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Trying to feed the domestic ducks M4H05274.MP4
Trying to feed the domestic ducks M4H05274.MP4
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James Askew presents "Domestic duck with bumblefoot"
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Domestic duck swims in a pond
Domestic duck swims in a pond
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Domestic Duck Bath
Domestic Duck Bath
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Simpatica "Anatra domestica" che pesca - Funny fishing "Domestic Duck"
Simpatica "Anatra domestica" che pesca - Funny fishing "Domestic Duck"
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Broody posturing and vocalisation in domestic duck
Broody posturing and vocalisation in domestic duck
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Little duckies in a row - domestic ducks walking in a line
Little duckies in a row - domestic ducks walking in a line
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Domestic duck rescue at Riverfront Park in Billings
Domestic duck rescue at Riverfront Park in Billings
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Domestic Duck - 꼬리흔드는 오리
Domestic Duck - 꼬리흔드는 오리
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Japan domestic duck race -アヒルさんレース@登別「クマ牧場」
Japan domestic duck race -アヒルさんレース@登別「クマ牧場」
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How-To Make A Domestic Duck Nesting Box
How-To Make A Domestic Duck Nesting Box
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Nesting behaviour in domestic duck
Nesting behaviour in domestic duck
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How to pronounce Domestic Duck in Japanese  家鴨 あひる pronunciation Japan
How to pronounce Domestic Duck in Japanese 家鴨 あひる pronunciation Japan
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AV - Harbin Tiger Park (domestic duck)
AV - Harbin Tiger Park (domestic duck)
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Domestic duck
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Crippled Domestic Duck
Crippled Domestic Duck
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Domestic Duck Head Dipping Bathing
Domestic Duck Head Dipping Bathing
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pižmovka domácí (Cairina moschata f. domestica)-domestic duck
pižmovka domácí (Cairina moschata f. domestica)-domestic duck
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Domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus)
Domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus)
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Hausente im Garten Binnenlandse eend in de tuin Domestic duck in the garden
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Man Releases Domestic Ducks At Markham Park
Man Releases Domestic Ducks At Markham Park
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[hx50v] 20130831 white duck 성북천 흰오리 가족 Domestic duck family
[hx50v] 20130831 white duck 성북천 흰오리 가족 Domestic duck family
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Raising Domestic Ducks For Beginners
Raising Domestic Ducks For Beginners
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Donald Duck: How to have an accident at home
Donald Duck: How to have an accident at home
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[hx50v] 20130831 white duck 성북천 풀 먹는 흰오리 Domestic duck family
[hx50v] 20130831 white duck 성북천 풀 먹는 흰오리 Domestic duck family
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Domestic Duck Leonovskaya grove Домашняя утка   Леоновская роща Moscow
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Found a domestic duck at resevor
Found a domestic duck at resevor
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How-To Build A Domestic Duck House
How-To Build A Domestic Duck House
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Domestic Duck Napping with Mallard Ducks in Palmetto Dunes
Domestic Duck Napping with Mallard Ducks in Palmetto Dunes
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Domestic duck with 'dangerous propensities' leads to lawsuit
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Taking Care of Muscovy Ducks | Farm Raised With P. Allen Smith
Taking Care of Muscovy Ducks | Farm Raised With P. Allen Smith
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Foraging behaviour in domestic duck - filtering water through the lamellae.
Foraging behaviour in domestic duck - filtering water through the lamellae.
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domestic duck in Braeside Park
domestic duck in Braeside Park
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For more on the other domesticated species, see Muscovy duck.
Domesticated duck
Tunnel of ducks.jpg
Domesticated ducks
Conservation status
Domesticated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas / Cairina
Species: Anas platyrhynchos;
also Cairina moschata
Subspecies: A. p. domesticus
Trinomial name
Anas platyrhynchos domesticus (Indian runner duck)
Cairina moschata momelanotus
(domesticated Muscovy duck)

Domesticated ducks are ducks that are raised for meat, eggs and down. Many ducks are also kept for show, as pets, or for their ornamental value. Almost all varieties of domesticated duck are descended from the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), apart from the Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata).[1][2]

Farming[edit]

A duck farm in Taiwan

Ducks have been farmed for thousands of years, possibly starting in Southeast Asia.[3] In the Western world, they are not as popular as the chicken, because chickens have much more white lean meat and are easier to keep confined, making the total price much lower for chicken meat, whereas duck is comparatively expensive. While popular in haute cuisine, duck appears less frequently in the mass-market food industry and restaurants in the lower price range. However, ducks are more popular in China and there they are raised extensively.

Ducks are farmed for their meat, eggs, and down. A minority of ducks are also kept for foie gras production. In Vietnam, their blood is used in a food called tiết canh. Their eggs are blue-green to white, depending on the breed.

Ducks can be kept free range, in cages, in barns, or in batteries. Ducks enjoy access to swimming water, but do not require it to survive. They should be fed a grain and insect diet. It is a popular misconception that ducks should be fed bread; bread has limited nutritional value and can be deadly when fed to developing ducklings. Ducks should be monitored for avian influenza, as they are especially prone to infection with the dangerous H5N1 strain.

The females of many breeds of domestic ducks are unreliable at sitting their eggs and raising their young. Notable exceptions include the Rouen duck and especially the Muscovy duck. It has been a custom on farms for centuries to put duck eggs under broody hens for hatching; nowadays incubators are often used. However, young ducklings rely on their mothers for a supply of preen oil to make them waterproof; a chicken hen does not make as much preen oil as a female duck, and an incubator makes none. Once the duckling grows its own feathers, it will produce preen oil from the sebaceous gland near the base of its tail.

Pets and ornamentals[edit]

Domestic duckling

Domesticated ducks can be kept as pets, in a garden or backyard, and with special accessories, have also been known to be kept in the house. They will often eat insects and slugs. A pond or deep water dish is recommended. If they are given access to a pond, they will dabble in the mud, dredging out and eating wildlife and frog spawn, and swallow adult frogs and toads up to the size of the British common frog Rana temporaria, as they have been bred to be much bigger than wild ducks, with a "hull length" (base of neck to base of tail) of up to 1 foot (30 cm) or more; the wild mallard's "hull length" is about 6 inches (15 cm). A coop should be provided for shelter from predators such as foxes, hawks, coyotes, and raccoons, as many breeds of domestic ducks cannot fly.

Ducks are also kept for their ornamental value. Breeds have been developed with crests and tufts or striking plumage. Exhibition shows are held in which ducks, along with other breeds of poultry, are exhibited in competition. These shows can be "open" (meaning any exhibitor who pays the required entry fee can enter), or "closed" (accessible only to members of a given group).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anas platyrhynchos, Domestic Duck; DigiMorph Staff - The University of Texas at Austin". Digimorph.org. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Sy Montgomery. "Mallard; Encyclopædia Britannica". Britannica.com. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Kiple, Kenneth F.; Ornelas, Kriemhild Coneè (2000). The Cambridge World History of Food. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-40214-X. OCLC 44541840. 

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