This listing is for 1 pair (1 male 1 female) of Silver Red Head ducks.
The beautiful silver color mutation of the red head used to be very common in the aviary. In recent years it has significantly declined and is becoming quite rare. Care of silver red heads is the same as the normal colored birds. The breeding color genetics work the same way as the silver color in wood ducks. Your can find details on these genetics in the silver wood duck listing.
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All about Red Heads
The Red Head Duck is one of the three chestnut-headed diving ducks found in the Northern Hemisphere, and is closely related to the Canvasback and the Pouchard. Although a well-known bird in aviculture, their parasitic nesting habits can cause them to be troublesome in the aviary.
While some individuals will make their own nest and incubate their own eggs, others prefer to dump their eggs in the nest of another species, often destroying the eggs of the original owner. Because of this I keep my Redheads with other species that mostly likely will nest where the Redheads cannot bother them. Red Heads can cause little trouble for Wood Ducks, Mandarins or any other species that utilize a raised nesting box.
Other than their tendencies toward parasitic nesting, Reds Heads for the most part have no other vices. They are a hardy species, are not aggressive to other birds, have no special needs to raise and keep in the aviary. They will often lay their first year. The eggs are bluish in color, and are rather large and thick shelled. Clutches consist of 9-14 eggs and are incubated for about 24 days. Ducklings of this species are not difficult to raise.
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Silver Red Head pair
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