Great egg layers / Don’t fly.
Male has a quite quack/ Female a bright quake.
Male gets a curled feather at base of tail at about 18 weeks old.
Great snailers in the garden used in market gardens and vineyards to control pests ( will eat seedlings).
Lifespan 8 to 10 yrs lay spring thru to autumn but extreme hot weather will slow egg production.
Moult and stop laying over winter start again in spring when day light hours get longer