Domestic Duck Skull Replica

Description

Domestic Duck Skull Replica measures 5.6 inches. Domestic Duck Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Anas platyrhynchos domesticus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Domestic duck or Anas platyrhynchos domesticus are ducks that are raised for meat, eggs and down. Many ducks are also kept for show, as pets, or for their ornamental value. Almost all varieties apart from the Muscovy are descended from the mallard.

Mallard ducks were first domesticated in Southeast Asia at least 4000 years ago, during the Neolithic Age, and were also farmed by the Romans in Europe, and the Malays in Asia. In ancient Egypt, ducks were captured in nets and then bred in captivity. During the Ming Dynasty, the Peking duck, mallards were force fed on grains, making them larger and was known to have good genetic characteristics.

Almost all varieties of domestic duck or Anas platyrhynchos domesticus except the Muscovy have been derived from the mallard. Domestication has greatly altered their characteristics. They are mostly polygamous, where wild mallards are monogamous. They have lost their territorial behavior, and are less aggressive than mallards.

Domestic Ducks or Anas platyrhynchos domesticus have been farmed for thousands of years. Approximately 3 billion are slaughtered each year worldwide.

In the Western world, they are not as popular as the chicken, because chickens have much more white lean meat and are easier to keep confined, making the total price much lower for chicken. While popular in haute cuisine,  Anas platyrhynchos domesticus appears less frequently in the mass-market food industry and restaurants in the lower price range. However, they are more popular in China and there they are raised extensively.

Domestic ducks or Anas platyrhynchos domesticus are farmed for their meat, eggs, and down. A minority are also kept for foie gras production. The blood that is slaughtered is also collected in some regions and is used as an ingredient in many cultures’ dishes. Their eggs are blue-green to white, depending on the breed.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5.6 in
Domestic Duck Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas
Species: A. platyrhynchos
Subspecies: A. p. domesticus
Trinomial name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus
Conservation status: Least concern

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