Alabio duck is a dual-purpose breed appearing in Indonesia. It is also known as Itik Alabio. It is a popular duck breed in Indonesia and densely populated in South Kalimantan.
The Alabio duck is considered to be due to cross-breeding of Indonesian ducks and duck. The breed was named Alabio by Saleh Puspo, and the sub-district that they had been reared in is known as Alabio.
Alabio ducks are generally of brownish color with white spots and a line pattern around the eyes. Ducks and the drake are distinct in color. The studs and the drakes have a brown head and ahead with vivid blue or green color, respectively. There have been cross-breeding of Alabio duck.
Which affects it is productivity, the color of shank, beak, and feathers from the original Alabio ducks. Original Alabio duck has cream feathers. And shanks and their beak are yellow, bright orange or yellow.
On a typical, Alabio drakes weigh about 1.8-2.0 kg and ducks about 1.6-1.8 kg.
The Alabio duck was mostly increased as a laying duck breed. But now, they are being raised for meat production, as tasty meat is produced by them. The breed is being increased as a double purpose duck strain today.
Alabio duck is a utility strain and suitable for both eggs and meat production. They do really well in confinement but need home facilities that are good with loads of space for the outcome.
They are good fliers. Like most other ducks, Alabio ducks also enjoy swimming. So the amount of clean water is necessary.
They’re extremely powerful and long-lived birds. Alabio duck’s lifespan is about 8 years but can live up to 12 years depending on the breed. By chasing off other ducks Alabio drakes are protective and will shield their nest.
Alabio ducks are layers that are exceptional and can place up to 200 eggs annually. Ducks have a tendency to go. After laying 5-8 eggs, a duck will start to sit on her eggs.