Some Quick facts
Average Weight: 5-6.5 ib
Average Egg production: 200 blue or cream eggs
Commonly used for: Ornamental & Dual-purpose
Broodiness: High, ussally make excellent mothers.
Showable: Don't have an APA in the U.S. Have been shown under "All other ducks" and have done well.
Hookbills are one of the oldest domestic breeds in the world going back as early as 1676. In 1980, they went almost extinct, but Hans van de Zaan got the last 15 birds together & started a conservation program. Dave Holderread imported them into the U.S in 2000, but they have since discontinued them. Luckily, I was able to get some SQ ones to work with before they were all gone. They come in quite a few different colors, but the ones you are more likely to see are the Dusky, Bibbed Dusky, and White. They are a docile and easily tameable breed, but active plus they can fly especially the young ones. They are remarkable foragers. If they have enough land/recourses they can take care of themselves with minimal supplementing needed.
Juveniles will be for sale in the Summer - Fall of 2019. Prices range usually between $30-$60, but will vary depending on gender, quality, and color. People will be contacted on list before public sale. If you are interested please, contact us now. We are looking forward to hearing from you.