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The Baikal teal, also called the bimaculate duck or squawk duck, is a dabbling duck that breeds in Siberia, Russia and winters in East Asia. 


The males have a harlequin-like patterns on their head of green, yellow, white and dark brown. Another prominent feature of the males are their long scapular feathers. The females are similar to green-winged teal females, though Baikal teal females have a distinct white dot at the base of their bill. Ducklings and juvenile birds also exhibit this dot at the base of the bill. This species does have an eclipse plumage, but their beauty during the breeding months certainly makes them a desirable species. Consequently, this is a relatively established species in captivity.


Baikal teal are okay in a mixed species collection, but they do prefer to have lots of vegetation and spots to get away for them to feel safe enough to breed. They use porch-style nest boxes in dense cover. Their greenish eggs hatch after an incubation period of 25 days. The ducklings fare well when artificially reared in a wet brooder.

Baikal Teal Duck Hatching Eggs

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  • Even with proven fertility and careful monitoring, no hatch is ever guaranteed. Too many factors exist that can affect an eggs viability. For this reason, we do not guarantee hatch rates. By ordering hatching eggs from us, you accept this responsibility. We do not give refunds on eggs because of hatch rates under any circumstances.  Please see our FAQ page for further information on our policy, terms and conditions. Happy Hatching!

  • If there are any issues with the egg productivity of our birds and we are not able to provide you with the hatching eggs you purchased, you will receive a full refund.

    We estimate that these should begin laying during the month of June/July of 2023. Please realize this is our "best guess" as many factors such as inclimate weather, stress, etc can affect the laying pattern of our birds..Please note that during pre-sales, it usually takes multiple months to fill orders.

    Please refer to our FAQ page for further information on Pre-Sales, our policy, terms and conditions.