Swan Duck Farming Can Generate Millions of Income

  • Breed Name: Swans
  • Scientific name: Cygnus
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Anseriformes
  • Family: Anatidae
  • Subfamily: Anserinae
  • Mass:
    • Mute swan: 11 – 12 kg
    • Black swan: 3.7 – 9 kg
    • Whooper swan: 9.8 – 11 kg
  • Wingspan:
    • Mute swan: 2 – 2.4 m
    • Black swan: 1.6 – 2 m
    • Whooper swan: 2 – 2.8 m
  • Habitat & Distribution:
    • Swans are mostly found in temperate environments, rarely occurring in the tropics
    • Four (or five) species found in the Northern Hemisphere
    • One species is found in Australia
    • One extinct species was found in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands
    • One species is distributed in southern South America
  • Lifespan: Over 10 years
  • Duck Terminologies:
    • A male duck is called a Cob
    • The female is called a Pen
    • Baby or young duck is called a swanling or Cygnet
    • A group of swans is called a bevy or a wedge in flight
  • Feeding & Diet of Swans:
    • They are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals
    • Swans mostly eat roots, tubers, stems and leaves of aquatic and submerged plants
    • They mainly feed on the surface of water or on land
    • Swans should not be fed with bread as it damages their health
    • Ducks mostly eat foods like aquatic plants, fish, grasses, insects, small amphibians, small molluscs and worms
    • They mainly feed on the surface of water or on land
    • Ducks should not be fed with bread as it damages their health
    • For better fertility and optimum breed, try “Premium Swan Feed” from Nadia Pets Cross. It is medicated (mixed with essential medicines for disease prevention) and fortified (full of required nutritional values)
  • Reproduction or Breeding of Swans
    • Reach sexual maturity between 4 and 7 years of age
    • They make monogamous pair bonds from as early as 20 months that last for many years and in some cases they mate for life
    • But, if “divorced”, following nesting failure, and if a mate dies, the remaining swan will take up with another
    • Most swan species breed only once a year
    • Their breeding season mostly fall in Spring, summers or wet season
    • Clutch Size: 3-8
    • They make nest on the ground near water and about a metre across before breeding, and after hatching, lead their Cygnets to water
    • Incubation Period: 34–45 days
    • Cygnets may ride on their parent’s back for longer trips into deeper water, but black swans undertake this behaviour less frequently than mute and black-necked swans
  • Lower Classifications / Species of Swans: There are six (6) species of swan. Another species known as the coscoroba swan is named swan but no longer considered one of the true swans
    • Black-Necked Swan, Cygnus melancoryphus, swan is a swan that is the largest waterfowl native to South America
    • Black Swan, Cygnus Atratus, is a large species of swan which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. They are mostly in black plumage and red bills
    • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, is native to much of Eurasia, and the far north of Africa
    • Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinators, is a heaviest species of swan found in North America. it is also the largest extant species of waterfowl with a wingspan that may exceed 10 ft
    • Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus, is a small Holarctic swan having two sub-species: Bewick’s swan of the Palaearctic and the whistling swan proper of the Nearctic
    • Whooper Swan, Cygnus Cygnus, the common swan is a large northern hemisphere swan. It is the Eurasian counterpart of the North American trumpeter swan

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