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Ancona is a breed of domestic duck that is known for its active and energetic personality. They are a multi-colored breed with black and white feathers.
It is believed that they originated in the Italian region of Ancona, hence its name. It is thought to have been developed from mallard and local Italian ducks in the late 19th century.
They are medium-sized birds, weighing between 2 and 2.5 kg on average. They have a distinctive and attractive plumage pattern, with a black and white head and neck, and a dark green or black body and wings. Their bill is yellow and has a slightly curved shape.
Ancona ducks are known for their active and hardy nature. They are also intelligent birds that are easy to train and handle. They are good foragers and enjoy foraging for food in the garden or in the wild.
They need a spacious and well-ventilated coop, with a sheltered area for sleeping and a separate area for swimming if possible. They are omnivores and require a balanced diet that includes a mixture of grains, vegetables, and protein sources such as insects and small fish.