Crested
Origin:
China
Egg Color:
White
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
150/yr
Standard Cock Size:
3.10 kg
Standard Hen Size:
2.20 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
1.30 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.90 kg

Crested

The crested gene in these ducks is linked to a lethal condition during incubation. Ducklings carrying both genes (homozygous) for the crest do not survive to hatch. Of those that do hatch, typically 1/3 of them will not have crests.

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_(duck_breed)
  2. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/707110/the-truth-behind-crested-ducks