Some varieties of Forest Duck have coppery orange shanks, others have brownish orange ones. Both have a long bluish beak.
The average weight is 6.6 pounds (3 kg.)
The duck is not recognized as a separate breed in Germany, where it is felt the breed is too close to Gimbsheim and Cayuga ducks.
Forest Ducks were developed by a Herman Bertrand near Forest-lez-Bruxelles, Belgium at the turn of the 1900s.
The original variety was a bluish-black, now there is also an all-white one, chocolate, black, and grey.