Breeder (Female) Swan Mute White+ shipping-ANI

Breeder (Female) Swan Mute White+ shipping-ANI

Product No. SWANWHM1A

Availability: In Stock

BOTH SEXES HAVE WHITE PLUMAGE AND LONGNECKS. THE BILL IS ORANGE EXCEPT FOR THEBLACK BASE THAT EXTENDS TO A FLESHY KNOBON THE FOREHEAD. AS THEIR NAME IMPLIES,THE MUTE SWAN IS SILENT MOST OF THE TIMEBUT WHEN IRRITATED OR ALARMED WILLHISS OR MAKE A SNORTING SOUND. MOST PAIR BONDS ARE PERMANENT, BUT REMATINGDOES OCCUR IF ONE MEMBER OF THE PAIR DIES.SEPARATIONS OCCASIONALLY OCCUR AND SOME MALES HAVE RESORTED TO POLYGAMY.THE NEST TERRITORY WHICH IS VIGOROUSLYDEFENDED AGAINST OTHER SWANS,RADIATESOUT FROM THE NEST 4 TO 10 ACRES AND ISREOCCUPIED BY THE SAME PAIR IN SUCCEEDINGYEARS. INCUBATION IS 36-38 DAYS, WITH THE BROODS AVERAGING 4.8 YOUNG, WHICH REMAINUNTIL LATE FALL WHEN THEY ARE ABANDONEDOR FORCED AWAY. CAN BE HOUSED IN THEWINTER WITHOUT SWIMMING WATER, IN AHEATED BARN OR SHED ON DRY LITTER.WEIGHT: COBB/PEN 27#/ 20# egg approx 4.5"long x 3" wide LENGTH 56-60".MALE MAY BE INVOLVED WITH THE INCUBATIONAND CARE OF CYGNETS. SUBMERGED AQUATICPLANTS MAIN STAY OF DIET, ALSO INSECTS,CRUSTACEANS, FISH AND YOUNG BIRDS.

Close