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Mallards are native to most countries in the Northern Hemispheres. It is thought that all domestic ducks except Muscovy are derived from the wild Mallard, or "Greenhead" as some call them. They are a small, flying duck that is hunted widely. Our Mallards retain this excellent flying ability. In addition, they do an excellent job of hatching and raising one or two broods of ducklings a year. Mallards start to fly for short spurts at 10-12 weeks and are flying very well by 16 weeks. It is also at about 14-16 weeks that the males get their beautiful coloring - prior to that both the males and females are similarly colored in shades of brown.
A permit is not needed to own or sell Mallard ducklings. All domestically hatched Mallard ducklings are required to be identified by US Fish and Wildlife. Our method is to remove a back toe when they hatch. This is an acceptable method by the US Fish and Wildlife and you do not need to do any other marking of our Mallards at any time. This is to show, if you were ever inspected, that the birds were domestically hatched and not taken out of a local marsh.
I really like my little mallard drake from Metzer. I'm sure he is able to fly, but has never left the paddock where the rest of the flock is bound by their massive weight.
One baby duck died within hours of arrival. I know that is the risk of shipping live animals, but it was still hard. The other is healthy and whistling, so I'm happy about that.
The expected delivery date was way farther then when they actually came. I am in Oregon and the ducks came on the third day after the delivery email. Ordered three, one was deceased but they are very responsive and friendly. Worth the time and money.
I ordered 800 mallards from Metzer Farms. They were very informative on the order. They are great looking ducks and are doing well. I will definately be purchasing from them again.
I ordered ten duckling and they arrived on time and they all arrived happy and healthy. I will definitely be ordering more in the future.
We bought 4 ducklings I have 3 kids and everything I read said to get an extra. So thankful I did cause wishing the 3rd day the runt died. My kids were so sad but was a great lesson learned. I love that I got to choose the sex and the people at metzer farms answered all questions I had they were great!
I ordered one, and received a incredibly cute baby. Unfortunately I got sick right before she arrived so I was not able to spend as much time with her as I wanted to, but with some "forced love" she is quickly becoming more friendly each day. She is turning into a beautiful duck. A+ experience, wonderful customer service and babies.