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Ducks: Germanata Veneta

Ducks: Germanata Veneta

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Italian heavy breed originating in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, obtained thanks to the long selection work carried out by the farmers and which led to obtaining animals of considerable size.
It descends directly from the Mallard which has retained its shape and coloring.
Ducks with a peaceful and meek character, very rustic, they adapt very well to free breeding by making the most of the resources of pasture and pasture in irrigation canals. It is perhaps the only autochthonous breed still present on the territory and enjoys a fair diffusion.
The female can be used for the production of fatty liver or animals with excellent quality meats. Good laying hen (it lays around 100-120 eggs per cycle) which maintains its hiding listinto. It lays white shell eggs weighing an average of 70 grams.
Sexual maturity is reached at seven to eight months in males and at six to seven in females. The duration of the incubation is 28 days. Peaceful and meek character.

Morphological characteristics

The plumage is very reminiscent of that of Mallard in both sexes.
The trunk has medium length, slightly inclined, strong and fleshy; the top line parallel to the bottom; the lower part without keel. The head is oval, strong and flat.
The beak is strong, wide and straight. In the yellowish green male with black claw; in the opaque orange / brownish female with the darker top; dark nail.
It has bright brown eyes. The neck is long S-shaped, slightly shorter in the male.
Shoulders are broad and somewhat rounded
The back is broad and slightly rounded.
The wings are snug. The medium-sized tail is carried slightly high and closed. In the male there is the curl on the rump. It has a large and fleshy breast.
The legs do not protrude from the trunk; the tarsi, orange, are of medium length; a little lighter in the female. The belly is wide, not too low. The skin is yellowish. The plumage is smooth with a lot of down.
Weights:
Male: 3.0 kg
Female: 2.7 kg
Coloring of the male
Deep and bright green head and neck. The lower part of the neck and chest has a rust to reddish brown color. It has a white ring, open, about 1 cm high.
Back: The upper part of the back is ash gray mixed with black with green reflections, while the saddle and lower part of the back are intense black with strong green reflections. The sides are pearl gray with no brown traces. The tail is dark ash brown, external feathers with white margin that decreases in width in the interior; black coverts with reddish reflections. The curl is brown with reddish highlights.
On the wings the small coverts are slate gray which lightens outwards in light gray; the large coverts are slate colored with a white stripe and black rim which form the wing band. The secondary remiges are slate gray, on the outside there is a large iridescent blue band, a black strip and then ends with a white strip: thus the wing mirror is formed; the primary remiges are brownish slate. The axial pen is white or creamy white; the white under wing.
The belly is steel gray finely drawn by intense black wavy lines, the color tone gradually lightens in the back until it becomes whitish gray.
The male however follows the seasonal suit, therefore the plumage shows its splendor only in the winter months
Coloring of the female
The head is dark brown composed of a dark brown tone mixed with a light brown tone; the ocular line, which from the forehead passes over the eye to the end of the neck, is darker brown.
The back of the neck is a little lighter than the head, the front is yellowish brown regularly and distinctly edged with dark brown. The back, the sides and the coverts of the wings are dark brown: each pen has a blackish brown multiple mesh design in the shape of a horseshoe.
Primary, secondary and axial feathers are like in the male. In the tail, the helmsman and the coverts are a little lighter, regularly and distinctly edged with dark brown.
The chest and belly are slightly lighter than the back, with the same design.

Germanata Veneta male

Germanata Veneta breed female

Official Standard CTS FIAV

I - GENERALITIES
Origin: Italy. Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Egg: Minimum weight 70 g - Shell color: white to light green.
Ring: For both sexes: 18 mm.
II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
In shape and coloring very similar to Mallard; peaceful and meek character. Keep the type well-fleshed, good laying and hatching.
III - STANDARD - GENERAL APPEARANCE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BREED
1) FORM:
Trunk: medium length, slightly inclined, strong and fleshy. The top line parallel to the bottom. The lower part without keel.
Head: oval, strong flat.
Beak: strong, wide and straight. In the yellowish green male with black claw; in the opaque orange / brownish female with the darker top; dark nail.
Eyes: bright, brown in color.
Neck: long S-shaped, slightly shorter in the male.
Shoulders: wide and slightly rounded
Back: wide and slightly rounded.
Ali: well-fitting.
Tail: medium in size, carried slightly high and closed. The curl on the rump must be present in the male
Chest: broad and fleshy.
Legs: legs that do not protrude from the trunk therefore not in sight; medium length tarsi, orange; a little lighter in the female.
Belly: wide, not too low.
Skin: yellowish.
2) WEIGHTS:
Male: 3.0 kg
Female: 2.7 kg
3) PLUMAGE:
Conformation: smooth with a lot of down.
4) COLORS
Male
Deep and bright green head and neck.
Lower neck and chest: from rust to reddish brown. These two parts are divided by a white ring, open, about 1 cm high.
Back: upper part ash gray mixed with black with green reflections.
Saddle and lower back: intense black with strong green reflections.
Hips: pearl gray without brown traces.
Tail: dark ash brown, external feathers with white margin that decreases in width in the interior; black coverts with reddish reflections.
Brown swirl with reddish reflections.
Wings: small slate gray coverts that lighten in light gray towards the outside; large slate coverts with white stripe and black rim forming the wing band.
Slate gray secondary remiges, in the external part there is a wide iridescent blue band, a black strip and then ending with a white strip, thus the wing mirror is formed; primary remiges brownish slate. Axial pen white or cream white. Under white wing.
Belly: steel gray finely drawn by intense black wavy lines, the color tone gradually lightens up to become whitish gray.
The male however follows the seasonal suit, therefore the plumage shows its splendor only in the winter months
Female
Head: dark brown composed of a dark brown tone mixed with a light brown tone; eye line, which from the forehead passes over the eye to the end of the neck, darker brown.
Neck: back as the head only a little lighter, front yellowish brown regularly and distinctly edged with dark brown.
Back, hips and wing covers: dark brown, each pen has a blackish brown multiple mesh design in the shape of a horseshoe.
Primary, secondary and axial feathers: as in the male.
Tail: helmsman and coverts a little lighter, regularly and distinctly edged with dark brown.
Chest and belly: slightly lighter than the back, but equally drawn
Serious defects
In both sexes: small, narrow and not fleshy type; defects in the limbs. Male: back too dark; lack or excessive width of the white ring; closed loop; lack of curl on the rump; periocular area with grayish halo.
Female: white spots on the neck; dark head with indistinct design; brown legs; intense orange beak.


Video: PassoDuck 17 oct (October 2021).