Bali Duck

Bali duck is an ancient type of domestic duck found in Bali, Indonesia. Although its egg laying capability is high, it is basically raised for decoration or as pets. It is akin to the Indian Runner Duck – the only difference being the presence of crest on the top of the head.

Bali Duck
Bali Duck
Bali Ducks
Bali Ducks

Quick information

Also Known As Balinese Crested Duck, Crested Runner Duck
Characteristics Slender body with an upright posture, wide shoulders with heavier body; tend to carry their bodies at an angle of  60 to 70 degrees to the ground; characteristic crest on top of the head
Color Comes in varied colorations – the most common being white, brown and mallard
Purpose Reared mainly for decoration or as pets
Eggs 120 to 250 per year; white to blue-green in color, weighing around 80 grams
Incubation Between 26 to 28 days
Lifespan Around 4 to 8 years but, can live up to 12 years
Weight Approximately 2.25–2.75 kg (5–6 lb)
Diet Omnivores
Country of Origin Bali (Indonesia)
Bali Duck Images
Bali Duck Images
Bali Duck Pictures
Bali Duck Pictures

History

The duck is one of the oldest among domestic varieties, and it is uncommon outside its country of origin. In spite of its good laying capacity, the duck is not subjected to selective breeding for egg production like the Indian runner duck, most probably due to the high incidence of mortality rate. The Indian runner duck is believed to be a descendant of the Bali duck.

Bali Duck Eggs
Bali Duck Eggs
Baby Bali Duck
Baby Bali Duck

Interesting Fact

The gene that is responsible for the crest on the top of the head is considered to be a fatal gene as it brings about various deformities, which has a high chance of death before hatching. To overcome the problem, the duck is crossbred, resulting in higher survival rates but, only 50% of the offspring will possess the crest.

Bali Duck Photos
Bali Duck Photos

Video: Bali Duck Walking

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