Anas platyrhynchos domesticus Skull Replica or Domestic Duck measures 5.6 in. Domestic Duck Brain is 1.3x9x8 in. Both are museum quality polyurethane cast.

The Anas platyrhynchos domesticus or Domestic duck is a subspecies of mallard that has been domesticated by humans and raised for meat, eggs, and down feathers.

A few are also kept for show, as pets, or for their ornamental value. Almost all varieties of domesticated ducks, apart from the domestic Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata), are descended from the mallard.

While some domestic ducks will mate year-round, the typical mating season goes from late winter through spring to early summer.

This is the most likely time that your ducks will show mating behavior and lay eggs. Mating behavior will include head bobbing, pecking, neck biting and attempts at mounting by the male.

The nest bowl is 7-8 inches in diameter and 1-2 inches deep. Once the nest is built, egg laying will begin from 1-3 days.

Nest cover can be any form of vegetation available within the area. Preferably dense vegetation 24 inches high, such as native grasslands and CRP fields.

The hen will lay an average of 9 eggs which will hatch within 28 days once incubation begins. The mother duck plucks her own downy feathers to help line and cover the eggs.

Ducks should be fed a commercially prepared age appropriate food as their main diet. Ducks will enjoy provided vegetables and fruits to supplement the commercial diet. Zucchini, peas, leafy greens, corn, vegetable peels, non-citrus fruit and worms are suitable.