Call Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)

Call ducks were first developed and are still used as a decoy duck. Call ducks are energetic, active and vocal
ducks with a loud high-pitched call. They  were first used to lure wild ducks into a trap or to bring the wild ducks closer to a hunter. Today, call ducks have become very popular as exhibition ducks. In fact, the call ducks win more championships in shows than any other breed of duck. Visit the call ducks at the pond in the New England Farmyard.


A small, compact, plump duck with a short wide bill and short legs. Comes in a wide variety of colors including gray, white, buff, pastel and magpie.


Raised on farms or homes, primarily for decoration or pets.


Believed to have originated from the Far East, used in Holland in the 1600’s, and brought to the UK in 1865, they are now found in many countries.


Aquatic animals, plant material, seeds, small fish, snails and crabs.

Life Span: 

4-5 years on average.

Family Life: 

Produce 25 – 75 eggs per year.