Domestic duck


Feeding the ducks is a very popular activity in the city park. But what kind of ducks can be found within the Tapijn grounds? There are mainly mallards and domestic ducks. The domestic duck is a domesticated form of the mallard duck. This means that these ducks are the offspring of mallard ducks that have been bred with other species of duck, often in captivity.

Relationship with humans

Why we do what we do

The existence of domestic ducks is a direct consequence of human intervention. In the past, humans have bred certain kinds of domestic mallard. After escape or release, these domesticated ducks bred with mallards to form domestic ducks.
Domestic ducks are now often found in parks and in the waters of urban areas, where they benefit from the presence of humans.