- Blue Swedish Duck
The Blue Swedish Duck is among the oldest domesticated ducks and is still a favorite today. With a large size (up to eight pounds), hardiness adapted to cold climates and an interesting blueish-gray appearance, the Blue Swedish Duck is easy to raise, care for and keep. The Blue Swedish Duck’s unique plumage allows it to blend in and makes it difficult for predators to target. This breed is also good-natured and calm, making them great family pets and especially popular among young children.
Note: About Breeding Blue
We can not ship ducks to Hawaii.
Blue Swedish Duck Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Weights: Hen----5 lbs Drake----6.25 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying and Meat; Exhibition
- Egg Color: Mostly White with occasional gray
- Egg Production: Good 120-185 yearly
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Docile, Calm
- Gender Accuracy: 100%
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 7 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: Floor
- Country of Origin: Germany
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a Sustainable Heritage Duck Breed
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Blue and Black Swedish Duck Breed since 1977.
Great Review by Lauren M
Quick shipping, my small order of ducklings arrived alive and well. They have been vigorous and healthy. Easy and clear ordering process. (Posted on 12/2/2019)
Please send pictures!!! Review by Cackle Hatchery Team
So sorry please send us pictures and we will make this right with you. As far as requiring you to order 3 that is to ensure the safety of live poultry shipping through the mail. 1 or 2 ducks would not provide enough warmth to survive. (Posted on 11/25/2019)
not blue Review by pen
I specifically ordered BLUE Swedish ducks because they are pretty. I only wanted 1 female. they made me order 3. I now have 3 WHITE ducks. I contacted them but I could never get anywhere with them about it. poor quality control. Very Disappointed. (Posted on 11/12/2019)
Beautiful ducks Review by Lorrilee
I purchased 4 females last spring! They’re beautiful and entertaining! They also lay delicious large eggs! (Posted on 11/8/2019)
Great Ducks Review by BearMurdock
Our swedish blues have been great to have around the farm. We have four swedish blues that arrived healthy and grew fast. They are quite a comedy and lay eggs consistently. They stay close to the coop and don't wander into trouble. They are vocal and communicate well when predators are near.. I highly recommend this breed. (Posted on 11/7/2019)
Great ducks, good sized and calm. Review by Rob T.
We have had a variety of ducks and so far other then wanting say a meat bird we like the Blue Swedish the best.
Personality wise they are calm and see WAY less skittish then other ducks (including Pekings, Campbells, and Roans raised in the same brood)
They are very pretty and have been fairly good layers for us.
They also seem to be less escape/wonder prone then others. Love em. (Posted on 11/7/2019)
Blue Swedish Ducks----Beautiful Review by Sheila
They are beautiful birds and I will be ordering more in Spring 2020. Very calm. They were healthy and thriving until predators wiped us out. (Posted on 11/7/2019)
Pretty Review by birdntrees
I think the blues are a very pretty bird They fit right in with the rest of my chickens, cats, goats, and all the other critters. (Posted on 11/7/2019)
Great ducks Review by Courtney B
Super friendly ducks, have gotten along well with my Cayuga, Muscovy and Mallards. Would buy again. (Posted on 11/7/2019)
Swedish ducks are awesome!!! Review by Swede lover
Got these ducks and black Swedish 5 months ago. These are awesome ducks, great ducks to have in your yard. Really good for showing too! I got best breeding pair and best market ducks at my fair. Cackle is the best one I know for all of there things out there. HIGHLY recommend Cackle to everyone out there looking to have poultry. (Posted on 11/5/2018)
Love cackle- not a Blue fan Review by Tiffany
We have several different hen breeds and we found our blue Swedish was crazy! The description of the breed reads calm and great backyard pet... the one we received was spastic and wild even with taming and daily handling. She died from a heart attack recently as she got separated from her friends by accident and was so upset she killed over right in front of me. My Pekin, Rouen, Cayuga, and Ancona are super sweet and great layers in their first season. I plan to get more hens this spring but would not purchase this breed again as we like them to be very tame. (Posted on 12/3/2017)
Good expierience Review by Ruby
A couple months ago the three ducks I ordered came in alive and healthy. They were the cutest little things ever! But now since my ducks are grown up two of them are definitely blue Swedish ducks but another is white and sorta silver I'm not sure what happened there but other then that they're all super cute and friendly! Thank you CackleHatchery! (Posted on 6/18/2017)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Kim Washington May 2015
Thank You! The chicks arrived early this morning. On little turkey did not make it;however, you sent an extra so we received the exact number of (living) birds we ordered. They are all doing very well! As always, we are very happy with out ordering experience with Cackle Hatchery! Thank you! (Posted on 11/9/2015)