This listing is for 1 pair of Marble Teal.
Please read over the Terms and Conditions section before ordering.
Marble Teal Pair
- Before completing your order please read over our shipping policies and the conditions of our "Live Arrival Guarantee" for the shipping option that is available to you according to the time of year you are placing your order.
Orders placed August 1st -April 30th
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In our experience if left full-winged on open water, most wild ducks will eventually fly away. If you choose to keep wild ducks on open water we recommend having those birds pinioned. Pinioned birds have been made permanently flightless by the surgical removal part of one wing.
If you would like your birds pinioned please choose the pinion option above. If the pinion option is not available you may use the "pinion my bird" listing.
Terms and conditions for pinioned birds
Pinioned birds will require time to heal before shipping. This is can take 1-3 weeks. You will receive an email within 72 hrs of check out with your shipping date. All birds on your order will ship together on the date in this email. If you would like any birds shipped separately on a different date please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with this request. (Additional shipping charges may apply). We reserve the right to delay shipping if we feel the birds need longer to heal than originally estimated. Delays are normally 1 week or less.
Once the birds are pinioned, that portion of your order can not be changed or cancelled. For most orders birds will be pinioned within a few hrs of the order being placed. Price of the birds and pinion fees will not be refunded should customer want to cancel the order. If there is ever an issue on our end in providing the birds full a refund would be given.
All birds we sell are fully feathered and adult sized. We do not sell ducklings or half grown birds. Most of our birds are between 4 months and 1 year of age at the time that they are sold.
On our "Care Info" page you can find a list of frequently asked questions and answers concerning the care of your new birds. If you have questions not answered on this page please email them to us at email@example.com and we will be glad to help you with them. Your questions may be added to our page.
Most photos used throughout our website show males in full color which is their winter/spring plumage. Your birds may or may not be in full color depending the particular species and the time of year in which you are ordering.
Please note all photos used on our website were taken here at Mallard Lane Farms and are of our birds. To better represent our birds we do not use any stock photos.
If the birds your are interested in are currently Out of Stock, you can be placed on our waiting list for those birds. To be added to our waiting list please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following info:
species and # of pairs that you are interested in.
You will then receive an email when the birds become available.
Buying from Mallard Lane Farms
When you buy from us you are buying directly from the breeder, which saves you money!
All birds we sell ship directly from our farm , we do not use other farms to drop ship orders for us.
All birds we ship come with our "Live Arrival Guarantee" which is one of the best shipping guarantees in the business.
Rest assured that you can contact the breeder should you have questions. We are knowledgeable breeders of every bird we sell and all birds come with email support for any questions or concerns you may have about your new birds for the entire lifetime of those birds.
Mallard Lane Farms is a NPIP approved farm and is certified AI clean.
Our NPIP # is 63-312.
We hold state and federal permits for the sale of wild waterfowl. Federal paperwork will be sent with all species that require it.
Marble Teal are native to southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle-East. Males and females look similar, with the males having larger crest and darker eye stripe. Once thought to belong to the dabbling duck group, they have since been reclassified as pochards, due to their display behavior and lack of a speculum.
I have found the Marble Teal to be hardy and easy to care for, they also are not aggressive and can get along well in a mixed collection.
Marble teal enjoy a long breeding season and in our aviaries they have nested as early as march and as late as August. The males courtship displays are interesting, and entertaining to watch. This is a species that we have had success breeding in trios (1 male 2 hens). Nests are made on the ground under natural cover, or in a nesting box. Occasionally my birds have nested in wood duck style boxes. Clutches consist of 8-10 eggs, which will be incubated for approximately 25 days. The young look much like ring teal ducklings. They are not difficult to raise and are fully feathered in about 30 days