The Abacot Ranger duck is a utility strain that was created for meat production and eggs. It also called Hooded Ranger and Streicherente and is categorized as a weight snowball strain. Oscar Grey of Friday Wood near Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom developed the strain.
By crossing an Indian Runner drake with sports between 1917 and 1923, it was made. The name Abacot Ranger derived from Abbott’s Cottages, which was Mr. Gray’s house.
Abacot Ranger Duck
Abacot Ranger duck is a lightweight dual-purpose breed. It’s similar in shape. However, they’re bigger in size compared to Khaki Campbells. They have a hood of feathers and the entire body is marked with color or white and streaked.
The Abacot Ranger drakes have a head that is black with a luster that is green. They have a white ring round an olive bill and their throat. The ducks (females) have fawn head along with their invoice is really a dark slate gray.
On a typical, Abacot Ranger drakes weigh about 2.7-3.0 kg and ducks about 2.5 kg.
Abacot Ranger Duck Advantages
Abacot Ranger duck is a dual purpose breed. It’s largely raised for egg and meat production.
Abacot Ranger ducks are extremely hardy and tranquil. They are snowball strain with over ten decades of lifespan. They’re friendly in nature and also can become very tame. They’re excellent foragers and aren’t one of the fliers.
The strain is acceptable for both eggs and meat production. An Abacot Ranger snowball can put about 180-200 eggs per year. Their eggs are of color and moderate. When they’re of eight months of old, the ducklings can be distinguished by their invoice colors.
The invoices of females and the invoices of male can turn into a dark slate color and olive 20, respectively. The duck breed’s amount is rising day by day. The ducks (females) are known for being excellent moms and a very good sitter.
Abaco Ranger Duck History
Originally the Abacot Ranger duck was a popular breed in the United Kingdom for egg and meat production, until about the 1920s. But went extinct.
The strain did in Germany. And was standardized there since the Streicher-Ente (Ranger Duck) in 1934. And it was returned in Germany into the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s. The strain has been increased in the united kingdom.
The breed is popular for the exhibit today. The Abacot Ranger duck was approved by the British Waterfowl Standard in 1983.
Abacot Ranger Duck Breed Information
|Breed Name||Abacot Ranger|
|Other Name||Hooded Ranger, Streicherente|
|Breed Purpose||Dual Purpose (eggs & meat)|
|Special Notes||Friendly, Great Foragers, Excellent Mothers|
|Breed Class||Light Weight|
|About 2.7-3.0 kg|
|Duck||About 2.5 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Egg Size||Medium to Large (about 60-70 grams)|
|Varieties||Drake and duck are different in color, but there are no other varieties.|
|Country of Origin||United Kingdom|