Are little ducks that weigh around 1 pound.They
are one of few duck that spend there winter in the
Coastal areas on rocky shores. And then Migrate
inland to fast flowing streams to nest and raise there
young.Soon after breeding the male return to the coast
for the summer molt.After reaing her young the
mother Harlequion returns the coast along with her young. To spend the winter. Harlequin ducks
normaly do not breed untill they are at least 2 years of age.They may not raise any young there first or second try as there mountain River homes they breed in
offer a lot chalanges.
Here are some nesting sites that Harlequins seem to like.
They can swim off the water right into the nest box
they feel safe as it gives them a fast getaway when they need it.
To the right is our current male
Harlequin he a 6 year old male.
In Captive they will breed at 2 years of age but most likely at 3 years.
Our male Harlequin name is Jasper
Here below is our hen she will be 3 years old this spring. Her name is June. First time hens
laying have an average of 4-6 eggs. older hens
can lay as many as 9 eggs in a clucth.
Here is new pen for Harlequin ducks.
Here are 2 male Harlequins swimming along.
Here is a 4 year old pair of Harlequins having a relaxing day
on the shore.
This group is wishing it was spring time!!
Thsese 2 pair are glad spring made it!!!
You can see in the photo how swollen the hen is she is in the proocess of egg laying in the spring time.
Here is a male swimming looking for stone flies in the water.
This pair is just got done splashing and having fun.