The Falcated Drake is one of the worlds most beautiful ducks
native to Japan, he appears to be
a close relative of the Wood Duck and
Mandarin, but is actually a dabbler and more closely related to the
This species does well in captivity, and is seen in many
collections. These birds are hardy and get along with others in a mixed
They can breed their first year, and nest on the ground in
thick vegitation, some will except nest boxes.
Breeding season is in Spring ,and in my region starts in May. Clutches consist of 6-10 cream-white eggs and are incubated for about 25 days. The ducklings are not difficult to rear, they grow quickly and can fly at about 8 weeks.