.... Our Breeds ....
Hilltop farms raises birds in a very eco-friendly environment. On site are a windmill, solar panels and a geothermal heating system. Birds are raised in many small, medium and two large flight pens (100 feet x100 feet) called the Amazon and the Nile. All our pens have constant flowing freshwater, numerous nesting boxes, vegetation, cover, shelter and top netting.
Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
White Male and Female Mandarin Duck
White male Mandarin Duck

Mandarin duck is considered to be the world’s most exotic birds and is a very popular aviary bird. A blaze of different colors marks the drakes’ plumage with red and orange, blue and green, and more discreet shades of buffs and browns. The males have an iridescent crown extending to a long crest and chestnut cheeks. The breast is purple with two vertical white bars and the flanks ruddy, with two orange sails at the back. Females have white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but are paler below, have a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill. It feeds on rice, grains and water plants. Male mandarins are beautiful than females. The White mandarin is not a hybrid but the most common mutation found among Mandarins. They are perching ducks and are similar to wood ducks. They are good fliers and when kept in aviary, they must be cared. Mandarins are medium sized beautiful ducks that weigh 1-2 pounds. They like to nest off the ground in tree holes. A clutch may contain 8-12 eggs and requires an incubation period of 28-29 days. They feed on nuts, insects, acorns and seeds.