Spatula hottentota also known as Hottentot Teal or Blue Billed teal are a tiny dabbling duck from Africa. Some weigh as little as 8 ounces
Hottentot teal breed year round, depending on rainfall, and stay in small groups or pairs. They are typically ground nesters but have been known to use raised nest boxes.
Don't let their small size fool you. They are a really feisty little bird and I have seen them chasing the ring teal away
Hottentot Teal do not require a permit. Unlike many ducks that molt into a drab eclilpse plumage, the Hottentot stays the same color year round. Males and females are marked the same.
Our teal share an netted aviary with ring teal, Blue Wing Teal, and Lady Amherst pheasants..
We do not sell eggs or ducklings. Juveniles are available late summer, early fall and cannot be shipped until temps fall below 80