This listing is for one split to white male wood duck and one white female wood duck. This pair can produce both white and normal colored offspring. Care and breeding of these birds is the same as for regular colored wood ducks and can be found in that listing. More infomation on Wood duck color genetics are listed below.
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Wood Duck pair Split/White male with White hen
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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 unavailable you can use the "pinion my bird" listing instead.
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 email@example.com 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 orders placed November 1st - March 31st will ship USPS. *Orders shipping USPS normally ship the first monday after they are placed. These orders ship to your post office and must be picked up there.
All orders placed April 1st - October 31st will ship Airline Cargo using United Airlines pet safe program. All flight information will be emailed to you within 72 hrs of purchase. These birds will need to be picked up from your closest airport that united airlines pet safe program services. United airlines pet safe program services most major airports, and some of the smaller regional airports. If you would like to make sure they service your preferred airport please contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org with this inquiry before completing your purchase. At this time our air cargo shipping is only done on the 2nd and the 4th Wednesdays of the month. Most flights will be arriving at their final destination between 5pm-10pm. Please purchase birds during this time of year only if you are able to pick your birds up in accordance with the information above.
*If you have ordered pinioned birds they will require time to heal before shipping and you will be emailed your shipping date within 72hrs of purchase.
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.
All about Wood Ducks
The male wood duck is one of the most beautifully decorated birds in north America. Wood ducks are hardy, easy to keep are probably the most commonly kept wild duck in the United States today. They are often one of the first species that beginners acquire. Most collections have at least 1 pair of these stunning birds.
All about Wood ducks
The beautiful Wood duck is a common aviary bird. They are hardy, and are suitable for a mixed collection. It should be noted that wood ducks are one of the more nervous of the ornamental species, they often can benifit from having a calmer species in the avairy with them.
Wood Ducks are cavity nesters and will require a raised box for nesting. At Mallard Lane Farms we have boxes hung from 2-5ft off the ground. We have found that our birds like having varity of different boxes hung at different heights. A ratio of three boxes for every two nesting pairs is recommended. Wood ducks are first year fertile and often will nest their first spring. While their cousin, the Mandarin will commonly trio, I myself have had no success at breeding Wood Ducks in trio's. Breeding season is in Spring, and begins in March in my region, however I have collected eggs as early as February and once in December. Clutches range from 10-16 eggs and are incubated for 28 to 30 days. If the eggs are removed early in incubation the hen will often produce a second clutch. Second clutches will normally consist of less eggs than the first.While most experienced waterfowl agriculturist find wood duck ducklings fairly easy to raise, many people attempting it for the first time often find them quite challenging. For the beginner excessive losses of ducklings at about 4-6 days of age is common, and usually results from the fact that they did not settle down enough to begin eating, or did not like the food or the way it was presented.At Mallard Lane Farms we start our Wood Ducks on Mazuri Waterfowl Starter. Listed below are a few tips that we commonly use to get these ducklings eating.
- Sprinkle foods on brooder floor and onto the ducklings themselves
- Smear moistened food onto sides of brooder
- Place food in small containers of water (we use pickle jar lids) mazuri will float
- Put a duckling of another species (of about the same size) in with them. This duckling will help teach them to eat.
- Feed live meal worms
Once the ducklings begin eating well they are no more difficult to raise than many of the other ornamental species.
- What does Split to White mean?
Split to white is a term commonly used to describe those birds that are regularly colored but have the genetics to produce some color mutated offspring, in this case white. These birds normally acquire these genetics by having one white parent. Listed below are breeding results that I have recorded from my own breeding program of four different mandarin pairings. Percentages are approximate and may vary some from your own results.
- Regular wood duck Pair- all normal colored offspring
- White wood duck Pair- all white offspring
- Split/White Drake w/white hen- 60-70% white offspring, all of the remaining regular colored birds will be split/white.
- Split/White Drake w/reg colored hen- 20-25% white offspring, about 50% of the regular colored offspring will be split/white while the other half will not carry the white gene. It is noteworthy to mention here, that there will be no way to tell the split/white birds from the regular ones except thru careful breeding.
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.