Coast Ducks area Swedish duck breed, with coloration similar to that of wild Mallard ducks.
They have a short, pointed bill, and a white ring around the neck.
Males will weigh 6 to 7 pounds (2.7 to 3.2 kg); females 5 to 6 ½ pounds (2.2 to 3 kg.)
They are primarily raised for meat.
They can thrive just on grain, but they do like worms and snails.
Only some females will lay eggs, about 60 to 100 eggs a year. The eggs weigh 70 to 80 g.
Coast Ducks originated in Blekinge, in southern Sweden.
They were traditionally housed in the winter and fed grain, land in the summer, let roam small rocky coastal islands, where they would look after themselves for food.
Conservation flocks were established in 1996.
Coast Ducks are called “Blekingeanka” in Swedish.