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Ducks and Geese


Varietal range difference

Physical characteristics

Size ducks up to 600mm, geese up to 900mm
Weight drake 1kg - 6.5kg, duck 800g - 4.5kg; gander 4kg - 14kg, goose 4kg - 9kg
Age at adult size 6-12 months
Weight at birth approximately 50g
Incubation period ducks 28-33 days; geese 35 days
Range of breeding ages ducks from 6 months; geese from 12 months
Body temperature 40°C - 42°C
Heart rate 180-340 beats/minute
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