Blue Swedish Duck
It is a medium sized duck that weighs between 6.5 and 8 pounds; males usually weigh more then females. As early as 1835, the blue Swedish duck was being raised by farmers in Pomerania, which back then was part of Sweden, thus the name.
A blue duck of unstable coloring
There is no such thing as a Black Swedish it is the occasional result of any unstable blue-blue mating as is 'Splashed" it is not shown or bred from but a good pet duck.
The color of Blue Swedish ducks is due to heterozygosity in a color gene.
If a Blue Swedish duck and drake breed, the young are the usual 25% / 50% / 25% ratio in:-
25%: A homozygous form, black where the blue should be.
50%: As the parents.
25%: The other homozygous form, splashed or silver with combinations of blue and black and white.
Aged female bleached back to white above
Length Range: 86 cm (33 in)
Weight: 3175 g (112 oz)
Size: 4. Large (16 - 32 in)
Color Primary: Slate Blue.
Underparts: Slate Blue.
Upperparts: Slate Blue.
Back Pattern: Solid
Belly Pattern: Solid
Breast Pattern: Unbroken, inverted heart shaped white bib from lower neck to upper breast Full and round
Found in all wetland habitats.
Dabbles, filter-feeds at surface of water, tips-up in shallow water, and makes occasional dives in deeper water.
Insects and larvae, aquatic invertebrates, seeds, acorns, aquatic vegetation, grain.
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