Avian Bowl Answers
April 2014

1.       Name the 4 Light Goose breeds.   Chinese, Tufted Roman, Canada, and Egyptian

2.       Name the 3 Bantam Duck breeds.  Call, East India, and Mallard

3.       Which breed of Heavy duck is able to fly?  Muscovy

4.       Which need heat for longer when young, ducklings or chicks?  Chicks

5.       Which grow faster when young, ducklings or chicks?  Ducklings

6.       At what age to ducklings no longer require a heat source?  6 weeks

7.       Should ducklings have medicated feed?  No

8.       Does Starter or Grower/Breeder feed have higher protein content?  Starter has 22%, Grower/Breeder has 15-16%

9.       _______ is essential to keep waterfowl growing and healthy.  Water

10.   True or False:  The best way to catch geese or ducks is by the legs.  False, their legs are week and are easily disjointed or broken. 

11.   Do male or female ducks have "drake feathers" that curl forward from the top of their tails.  Male

12.   What breed of duck does not have "drake feathers" on the male?  Muscovy

13.   At what age are young ducks ready to be marketed for meat?  7-8 weeks

14.   Feathers with hard tips which are easy to remove indicate that birds should be ______ as soon as possible.  slaughtered

15.   Which duck breed has a longer incubation period than other duck breeds?  Muscovy

16.   How long is the incubation period for Muscovy ducks?  Other ducks?  35 days for Muscovy, 28 days for most ducks

17.   Which 2 goose breeds have a longer incubation period than other goose breeds?  Canada & Egyptian

18.   How long is the incubation period for Canada/Egyptian geese?  Other geese?  35 days for Canada/Egyptian, 30 days for most geese

19.   Which breed of duck has been known to be a successful "foster mother"?  Muscovy

20.   Do duck eggs need more or less moisture during incubation than other fowl?  More

21.   What is the most common cause of lameness in ducks?  Bumble Foot

22.   What is it called when the primary feathers on one or both wings grow away from the bird's body.  Twisted wing

23.     What is the condition called when the cloaca and oviduct are forced out of the vent?  Blowouts

24.   What usually causes blowouts?  Young females laying oversized eggs or when overweight breeding females come into production.

25.   True or False:  Ducks and geese are seldom affected by disease and parasites.  True

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