It is raised for its meat.
The male duck has mallard duck coloration, with the green head, etc. The female is a chocolate brown.
The male has a yellowish-green straight, wide beak; the female has a straight, wide beak as well, but it’s coloured orangish with brown spots.
Both have webbed orange feet, and large, plump breasts.
Males grow up to a weight of 6.6 pounds (3.0 kg), females up to 5.9 pounds (2.7 kg).
The ducks have a calm temperament and can forage for themselves.
Sexual maturity for males is 7 to 8 months, for females 6 to 7 months.
The females can lay 100 to 120 eggs per year. The eggs are white shelled, weighed around 70g each. The eggs require 28 days of incubation to hatch.
The female can be crossed with a male Barbary duck to produce ducks capable of having very fat livers for pate.
Germanata Veneta Ducks originated in the Veneto region of Italy, through selection by farmers looking for a good table duck. It was bred from the Real German duck.
S. Galal & J. Boyazoglu, Editors. Animal Genetic Resources Information. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2005. Page 70.