Black Swedish ducks
Black Swedish ducks are one of the heartiest of all the breeds and hardy, strong duck with good foraging ability with a calm disposition, but tend to be a little shy. Their body type is very close to the Pekin duck with carriage being a little more upright and adult weight is around 3.6kg for the drake and 3.2kg for the hen. Swedish ducklings make entertaining pets and are very active.
The advantage of the Black Swedish over the Blue Swedish is that the Black Swedish breed true. If you mate a Black Swedish with a Black Swedish, all the progeny will be Black Swedish. As with the Blue Swedish, the Black Swedish was developed in the Pomerania area of Europe. At the time it was part of the Swedish Kingdom but is now the area of northeast Germany and northwest Poland. They were first imported to the rest of the world in the late 1800s.
Like all Swedish ducks, these lay between 130 and 180 eggs per year. They reach table weight in about 16 weeks; Old Male 3.6kg, Old Female 3.2kg, Young Male 3kg, Young Female 2.3kg
Our prices here at the farm for Day old – mature birds are as follows (price is per bird):
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