Crested Duck

The Crested Duck is a species of duck native to South America, the only member of the monotypic genus Lophonetta. It is sometimes included in Anas, but it belongs to a South American clade that diverged early in dabbling duck evolution . There are two subspecies: L. specularioides alticola and L. specularioides specularioides . The Southern Crested Duck is also called the Patagonia Crested Duck and its range is the Falklands, Chile, and Argentina.

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The Crested Duck is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

With the powder-puff of feathers on its head, the Crested Duck is truly striking. It is a medium-weight dual purpose breed. The ducklings grow fairly quickly, making them good birds for the table, and they are good layers. An adult drake weighs about 7 pounds, and his mate about 6. The Standard of Perfection (USA) recognizes two forms: Black and White. More

It has been suggested that Patagonian crested duck be merged into this article or section. (Discuss) This article is about the wild species. For domestic breed, see Crested Duck (domestic breed) . Crested Duck L. specularioides Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3. More

The Patagonian crested duck moults twice a year and also has an annual wing feather moult. It is a medium sized duck that is around 50–60 cm in length. Females and males weigh about 1 kg but usually the males are slightly bigger. More

The crested duck is a domestic breed developed from the common mallard. It is a medium-sized duck with a plump body, short legs, and a flat, rounded bill. The wings are short and pointed, and the tail is short. Like other ducks, they have 3 forward-pointing, webbed toes on each foot, and a reduced hind toe. Coloring can vary, and some crested ducks have a large crest on the top of the head. They weigh 4-6 pounds. More

Crested ducks have a wonderful regal air about them. They are reasonably good layers and can lay white or blue eggs. Crested ducks have been around for a long time and have featured in art dating back over 2,000 years. You can tell the quality of the crest from the moment they have hatched. When breeding these birds, avoid ones with off centre crests as this is a defect which is very difficult to breed out. More

The domesticated Crested Duck breed is a type of domestic duck breed of rather large size and weight with beautiful plumage. The Crested duck breed is distantly related to other ducks and is directly descended from the Mallard duck breed. Crested Ducks have naturally-deformed skulls that give it a physical "crest" on the top of its head. Crests should be large and sit symmetrically on the duck's head. More

Patagonian crested duck, adult and chick on sand beach. The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae. The male and female are similar in appearance, Lophonetta specularioides, New Island Purchase A Print Of This ImageHow to request, purchase or license this imageAdd To Light Table Patagonian crested duck, on sand beach. The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae. More

The White Crested Duck is a good dual-purpose breed as they lay an admirable quantity of eggs and grow rapidly if you want to butcher some. The ducklings we ship will all have large quality crests on them. These ducks stand out in a group with the very unique crest on their head and would make a fine entry at your country fair. More

Crested ducks are basically an aberration appearing in any colour and as such hava mixed history. The crest is essentially a mutation associated with skull deformities and known for hundreds of years. There are those who claim that crested ducks first appeared in Britain, which is unlikely but they were certainly first Shown here and appear in many early poultry books . Genetic mutations appear occasionally all over the world. Selective breeding would then have increased the numbers of birds with the same characteristic. More

Crested Ducks Lophonetta specularoides, photographed in Argentine Lake, Argentina, in January 2009 Crested DuckThe Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides) is a species of duck native to South America, the only member of the monotypic genus Lophonetta. It is sometimes included in Anas, but it belongs to a South American clade that diverged early in dabbling duck evolution (Johnson & Sorenson, 1999). There are two subspecies: * L. More

With powder-wisp of feathers planted on the head, the Crested Duck is certainly an eye-catcher. An average-weight duck breed, the Crested ducklings can grow fast, making them very prolific ducks for their meat, and they are also good egg layers. A mature crested drake can weight about 6-7 lbs, and the mature Crested female can weight about 5-6 lbs. The American Poultry Association recognizes two Standard of Perfection for Crested ducks, the Black and White varieties. More

Crested duck, close up of head© Malcolm Schuyl / www.flpa-images.co.uk Crested duck standing on one leg on sand© Krystyna Szulecka / www.flpa-images.co.uk Side view of a crested duck© Michel Gunther / Biosphoto Adult crested duck on a beach© François Gohier / www.ardea.com Crested duck walking along a beach© Dickie Duckett / www.flpa-images.co.uk Crested duck on water with wings outstretched© Malcolm Schuyl / www.flpa-images.co. More

our White Crested ducklings have good sized crests. We do not sell a White Crested duckling unless it has a crest. White Crested Duck Flock White Crested Baby Duckling White Crested Generally Available From February to November. The table below shows the availability of White Crested for the next three months. To view the availability of all the breeds we offer, please see our Hatching Dates Table . More

Patagonian crested duck, on sand beach. The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae. The male and female are similar in appearance. Image ID: 23765 Species: Crested duck, Lophonetta specularioides Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom Flightless steamer duck, on sand beach. The flightless steamer duck is a marine duck which occupies and guards a set length of coastline as its territory and, as its name suggests, cannot fly. More

The White Crested duck is a white, medium weight duck with a feathered crest on the top of the head. The Crested Duck first appeared for show in Great Britain, though the true origin of the duck is uncertain. White Crested ducks are bred primarily for exhibition and egg production. Most breeds of ducks can yield Crested ducklings. However, these White Crested ducklings are pure white, similar to a Pekin duck. More

:-The domestic Crested Duck is a duck breed descended from the Mallard. It has its appearance because it is heterozygous for a genetic mutation causing a deformity of the skull. As a result, when a pair of crested ducks breed, the young sort out in the usual 1-2-1 ratio:- * 25% are homozygous for the normal allele of this gene and so have no crest and if bred together their offspring will never have a crest. More

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Author: Arthur Chapman
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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Lophonetta
Species : specularioides
Authority : King, 1828
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