Naked-Neck Ducks are mostly raised to be a showbird, because of the curious naked neck and partially bald head that they have.
They are small ducks. Males will weigh around 2.6 pounds (1.2 kg); females around 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg.)
The females lay eggs weighing 50 to 60 g, with a greenish shell.
The Naked-Neck Duck breed emerged from a mutation that occurred in Clamart, France on the poultry farm of Pierre Delambre in 1992.
Delambre found three Colvert ducklings that had naked necks. He couldn’t get them to breed, so he passed them to an associate, Jean-Claude Périquet of Gincrey in the Meuse area. By 1997, by dint of crossing them with Colvert ducks, Périquet managed to establish a breed that would reliably have the naked neck gene.
The duck was recognized as a breed in 1997 at the Metz International Exhibition.