Cayuga Duck

The Cayuga is almost unmistakable, with its solid black bills and feet, and solid black feathers that are a beautiful luminescent green in bright light. According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, they are classified as “Threatened,” although they are growing in popularity rapidly. They’re a dual-purpose breed, being well-suited …

Australian Spotted Duck

Australian Spotted ducks are critically endangered and underappreciated, despite their beauty, friendliness, and adorable Call-like conformation. Less than 1000 birds exist, and there are only around 500 breeding birds. Australian Spotted ducks are very friendly, one of the hardiest of duck breeds, adventurous, long-lived, and good foragers. They can also …

Shetland Duck

Shetland ducks are a small, critically endangered breed of duck, one of the rarest breeds in the world. They are so rare that there is currently no breed club or standard, and misinformation and contradictions about them abound throughout the web, partly because there are many non-Shetlands that are mistaken …

Saxony Duck

The Saxony duck is a heavy dual-purpose duck breed that is considered one of the most beautiful breeds. Its status is threatened. They are marked similarly to the Rouen Clair, except that the coloring of a Rouen Clair is termed “Light Mallard,” whereas the Saxony has blue dilution genes and …

Abacot Ranger Duck

Abacot Rangers are extremely rare, beautiful, dual-purpose light ducks. They’re wonderful egg-layers, good for meat, good foragers, long-lived, friendly, hardy, and absolutely gorgeous. They’re also known as the Hooded Ranger in America, the Streicherente or Streicher in Germany, and the La Canard Streicher in France. Abacot Rangers are active foragers, …

Ancona Duck

The Ancona duck is a large dual-purpose duck breed that’s beautiful, friendly, excellent at foraging, and has recently been experiencing a surge of popularity. For a long time, they were listed by the American Livestock Breed Conservancy (ALBC) as “critically endangered.” However, a census taken by the ALBC in 2015 …