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|Urist likes ducks for their quacks.|
Not hunting/war trainable
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- A small water bird. It has a long neck and powerful legs meant for swimming and diving.
Ducks are small domestic birds which can be encountered in the wild, living in lakes and wetlands. Females of the species are called ducks, while males are referred to as drakes (
not to be confused with dragons!) and hatchlings are called ducklings.
Ducks are the smallest of the common domestic poultry, so small that they only produce a skull when butchered. They take two years to grow to full size, and have a relatively short lifespan. These qualities make raising ducks useless for a meat industry. However, on average, ducks lay the second-most eggs of any domestic bird (8-13, exceeded only by turkeys' 10-14) making them a decent choice for egg production.
Some dwarves like ducks for their quacks.
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Many a new player have first seen the drake in their unit list and became excited, imagining it to be some sort of lesser dragon until they found out it's just a duck. Such scenarios have typically ended with a new duck totem being added to the finished goods stockpile.
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