The White Crested is a classic breed, having records of its presence as early as 1660, as they were in paintings of Jan Steen. They make a wonderful dual-purpose breed and is a great addition to any flock. The ideal crest is large, centrally located on the head, and should not split into two lobes. Full-grown adults weigh 6 to 7 pounds, and females lay approximately 100-130 medium off white eggs a year. The White Crested has no flying ability, do not make good mothers, are fair foragers, and are very hardy in all climates. They are popular as pets and make excellent ornamental additions to your flock. White Crested ducklings are yellow at hatch with a puff on their heads, and the adults are pure white with orange feet, legs, and bill.