IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Exotic ducks are shipped on Wednesdays, USPS Priority Mail Express, and will typically arrive in 1-2 days at your local post office. Exotic ducks are not available for pickup. Shipping cost is $50.00 per pair. Duck wings can be pinioned, clipped or flying.
The North American Pintail duck, Anas acuta, also called Northern Pintail ducks, are graceful flyers with striking plumage, are easy to keep in captivity, are non-aggressive and do well in a mixed group of ducks.
North American Pintails will normally nest on the ground in low or sparse vegetation somewhat close to water. Their clutch will be between 7-9 cream colored eggs. The shallow nest is built from twigs and grasses and lined with feathers. The eggs hatch in 22-24 days and the ducklings fledge in about 7 weeks. North American Pintails in the wild consume primarily aquatic invertebrates, roots and shoots, and seeds. Ducks kept in captivity can be fed an all-species crumble and supplemented with grasses and clumps of earth to satisfy their desire to forage.
The North American Pintail is a medium-sized duck with a long, thin neck. The males have a white chest, white stripe up their neck and have a dark reddish-brown head. They are easy to identify as they have extremely long necks and pointed tails.