Most people raise dogs or cats, but in the animal kingdom there are many animals that not all of us know about.
And even ducks, the rope is a very peculiar duck, has a lovely tuft of fur on its head. In fact, crested ducks have been around for a long time, and according to many guesses, at least they have existed for 2,000 years and farmers have known and nurtured them for nearly a hundred years.
Many have compared the “bun” of this exotic duck with George Washington, or the judge, precious in the 18th century.
Crested ducks may originate in the East Indies, with further development in the Netherlands. Crowned ducks were seen in 17th century paintings like Melchior d’Hondecoeter and Jan Steen. The nearly 2,000-year-old painting depicts an image of a bird, like a duck with a feather on the head of its skull. In the United States, this breed was described by D.J. Browne in 1853. The white crested crown was added to the American standard form in 1874; Black variants were added in 1977. Crested ducks were recognized in England in 1910. In the UK, as in some other European countries, any color is allowed.
But in fact, the funny looking fur on the heads of crested ducks is just a genetic defect, and has some serious health effects.
This tufts of hair grow from a piece of fat tissue that fills a gap in their skulls. This defect not only harms their health but also endangers ducks in the mating season during the mating season, especially for aggressive animals. In addition, this fatty tissue causes epilepsy, neurological diseases of ducks and causes them to die earlier than normal ducks.
Unfortunately, these pictures of ducks are very popular in the media without this information and cause many people to hunt them to bring them home as other pets. And obviously this causes a lot of trouble for them, especially in the matter of breeding.
Although crested ducks can be good breeders and have strong reproductive quality, the main concern and needs of this breed are pets. They are not a common duck due to many health problems.
Many unknowingly have deliberately paired the male and female crested ducks together leading to the death of most embryos in the egg or even the young ducklings degenerated and brain development outside the box. skull and can only survive a few days after hatching by seizures.
Crested duck is a domestic duck, also known as crested duck to distinguish it from wild crested duck, which can be brought to Europe from the East Indies by Dutch ships. It has its appearance characterized by a crest because it is heterozygous for a genetic mutation that causes deformation of the skull.