Facts about Pomeranian Ducks. The Pomeranian Ducks share similar ancestor, with other northern duck breeds of Europe, such as the Swedish Blue duck and Shetland duck. The Pomeranian Duck is a variety of domestic duck that is native to Pomerania, the Baltic Sea coast region of Germany.
Pomeranian Ducks are categorized as frivolous duck breeds and they come in two special colors, such as black and blue. The black color duck appears with the white color bib and has a green shine over its black color plumage and the blue color Pomeranian Duck is chiefly a striking bird with its flat light blue color plumage and white color big patch on upper breast.
The Pomeranian Duck are also called by another name, the Pommern Duck. The name discloses the source of the Pomeranian Duck breed. The Pomeranian Duck is found on the home farms in the Pomerania district in the north-eastern part of Europe, on the border of Germany and Sweden. The Pomeranian Duck is a blue color duck and it is considered that it originates in the coastal regions of Germany, Sweden and Holland. The Pomeranian Duck were bred not only for their attractive color, but also bred for their eggs and meat. The Pomeranian Duck have a fairly long body, but is broad and deep and carry themselves more horizontally to the ground.
Pomeranian Duck breeds have a chunky body and when observed from the back and above, the colored regions of the backs and shoulders of the Pomeranian Ducks look like a heart. The Pomeranian Duck have a solid-colored head, and have white-colored feathers around the bottom of their bills. A few strains of Pomeranian produce ducks with minor indications of knobs at the bottom of their bills, indicates that they are crossbred ducks.
Features of Pomeranian Duck
The Pomeranian Ducks are rare and average-sized birds and the male ducks have a body mass of 6.6 pounds (3 kg) and the females are somewhat lighter than the males, with an average body mass of 5 1/2 pounds (2.5 kg). The Pomeranian Duck have a long black-colored body, with white-colored breast, carrying them more horizontally to the ground. The ring size of both male and female Pomeranian Ducks is 7/9 inches (2.5 cm)
The adult male Pomeranian Duck is called a (drake) and a adult female Pomeranian Duck is called a (hen). A young baby Pomeranian Duck is called a (duckling). A group of ducks is called a brace, raft, team, flock, or paddling. The male Pomeranian Ducks (drakes) are the brighter colored ducks while the female (hen) are usually a plain colored for hiding purposes to be camouflaged from their enemies when they are sitting in their nests.
Pomeranian Ducks are a heavyset, good-size, duck breeds. Though the Pomeranian Ducks come in a variety of colors, white ducks are the most popular duck breed. The Pomeranian Ducks have a pinkish red color beak, in addition to reddish orange color legs and feet, and blue color eyes. The head of the Pomeranian duck breed is somewhat flattened, with fat necks, projecting breasts and a circular body.
Pomeranian Duck breeds are fairly social and chatty, but some ducks are passive and some are very aggressive. The Pomeranian Ducks are inclined to welcome visitors loudly, so they make superior watch birds.
Pomeranian Ducks are related to swans and geese and the duck is the smallest of these birds with shorter wings and neck and a stocky body. Pomeranian Ducks on average, live 4 to 8 years and can live up to 12 years, depending on the breed. Ducks are omnivores; meaning - an animal that eats food of both animal and plant and origin.
Features about Pomeranian Duck egg
A Pomeranian Duck egg has twice the nutritional value than a chicken egg and will stay fresh longer because of their thicker shell.
Pomeranian Duck eggs are richer with more Albumen "the white of an egg" making pastries and cakes richer and fluffier. A Pomeranian Duck Egg has more Omega 3 fatty acids than a chicken egg. Omega 3 is thought to improve skin health, memory and Brain health. Pomeranian Duck Eggs are an Alkaline producing food and a Chicken egg is an acid food and leaves your body more acid. Pomeranian Duck eggs are high in Cholesterol. Pomeranian Duck eggs have 6 times the Vitamin D and 2 times the Vitamin A than a chicken egg. Duck eggs have 2 times the cholesterol than a chicken egg.
Pomeranian Duck Breeding
Pomeranian Ducks are a strong breed and are fairly prolific. The female breed produces white and green color eggs, ranging from 70 to 100 eggs for each year. The eggs are protected for 28 to 34 days. Usually, the male Pomeranian Duck will be mated with three to four female ducks. The male Pomeranian Duck will guard their nest by chasing away other ducks. Once the female Pomeranian Duck lays 5 to 8 eggs, she will start to sit on her eggs to keep them warm so that they can hatch into baby ducklings. Baby ducklings are able to fly within 5 to 8 weeks.
Pomeranian Ducks Water-proof feathers
A special feature that the Pomeranian Duck has is its water-proof feathers, even when the duck dives underwater, its downy under-layer of feathers will stay totally 100% dry. There is a special gland called the "Preen Gland" also called Oil Gland or Uropygial, that produces oil that is near the Pomeranian Ducks tail which covers and spreads the outer coat of the Pomeranian Ducks feathers, which makes the duck water-proof.
A duck is a Precocial (meaning) Born or hatched with the eyes open, a covering of hair or down, capable of a high degree of independent activity from birth and able to leave the nest just a few hours after hatching.
Underneath the water-proof coat are downy soft fluffy feathers which keep the Pomeranian Ducks body warm. Pomeranian Ducks keep clean by being able to turn their heads completely backwards, and put their beaks into their feathers by preening themselves.
Scientific name for Pomeranian Duck "Anas Platyrhynchos" meaning - Wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed. From New Latin "anas" meaning (Duck) and the word Platyrhynchos comes from "platyrrhine", Ancient Greek meaning (broad snouted, flat-bridged nose).
Pomeranian Ducks are birds in the Class of "Aves". Ducks of all types are part of the bird family "Anatidae". Pomeranian Ducks are also called "waterfowls" they are generally found in places were there is water, such as ponds, rivers, streams, lakes and occasionally your back yard pool. The definition of Anatidaephobia is irrational fear that you are being watched by a duck.
Features about the Pomeranian Duck Bill
A "bill" is what is call a Pomeranian Ducks mouth. There are no teeth in the ducks bill, they have rows of thin bristles, which helps them to filter pieces of nutrition out of the water. Pomeranian Ducks swallow there food whole and it goes to an organ called a gizzard, were the food is first ground up and than moves on to the stomach. The different bill shapes and sizes for finding food, has over time mutated to fit each environment. The Pomeranian Ducks bill is flat and broad and has rows of fine incision along the outer edge called "lamellae". meaning a thin membrane, plate, scale or layer, as of cell wall or bone tissue. The larnellae helps the duck to clutch food for feeding.
Pomeranian Duck Diet
Usually, Pomeranian Ducks feed on pupae and larvae that are generally found beneath rocks. The Pomeranian Duck also feed on plant matter, aquatic animals, small fish, seeds, crabs and snails.
Features about the Pomeranian Ducks feet
Pomeranian Ducks have webbed feet, that makes them act like paddles, designed for swimming. The Pomeranian Duck push their webbed paddle feet back in a kicking motion, this allows them to move swift through the water and when the feet come back, they will close for less water resistance. The Pomeranian Ducks paddle feet do not feel cold, even when it swims in cold icy water. The webbed feet makes a Pomeranian Duck waddle instead of walk. The Pomeranian Ducks feet have capillaries which help blood flow to their feet. The warm blood flow down the leg and creates a heat exchange system. When the blood flows down the leg, it meets the cold blood and is warmed up to keep the Pomeranian Ducks feet warm. Pomeranian Ducks feet are thin because they contain soft tissue and few muscles.
Pomeranian Ducks see in color with very good vision and can see well underwater. Pomeranian Ducks have three eyelids the third eyelid called nictitating membrane. They have a top and bottom as well as a third eyelid that is found on the side of the eye. The Pomeranian Ducks eyelid blinking acts as a windshield wiper to clear the eye. This helps to see when diving under water can also help the eye from drying out while flying. This is an act of constantly cleaning and keeping the eye moist.
Ducks fly in a “V” shape to makes flying easier. Ducks will lay more eggs, when there is more daylight, that's why farmers will keep the lights on in the ducks house for longer periods of time.