This listing is for 1 female northern pintail.


All about Northern Pintails


The North American Pintail is a common aviary bird. As with many waterfowl species the male is more boldly marked than the female,  his colors are tastefullly muted shades of brown and gray, and black and white, to this add a slim elegance and one has a truely beautiful bird. The female in comparision is more drab and over all gray. In eclipse plumage the male closely resembles the female.

The Northern Pintail is easily kept in captivity, they are hardy, and have no special requiremnts, they also get along well in a mixed collection.

 They are capable of breeding their first year, and are often sucessfully bred in trios (1 male 2 females). They readily accept nest boxes, but also like natural cover if available. Their breeding season  is in Spring and usually begins in early May in my regoin. Clutches consit of 6-10 oval shaped, blueish gray eggs. If eggs are removed early in incubation a second clutch is often laid. They are incubated for about 24 days. The ducklings of this species are easy to raise, and present no special challenges.


Buying from Mallard Lane Farms


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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.




Northern Pintail female


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